Wozniacki to play Petrova in round of last 16 in Indian Wells, Kerber also through

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After a minor earthquake rattled Indian Wells and some of the players on Monday morning, play got underway to complete the fourth round line up. Caroline Wozniacki, seeded at number 8 at this year’s BNP Paribas Open at Indian Wells, showed no after effects of the quake and had an easy day at the office when she dispatched the Russian 29th seed, Elena Vesnina, in a very quick match that lasted only an hour and a quarter. The final score was 6-2 6-1 and the Dane will next meet 10th seeded Russian, Nadia Petrova.

Petrova continued her easy run through the draw. After a bye in the first round she only lost five games when defeating Stephanie Vogele in the second round and her third round match was not much of a contest either, as she took out the tournament’s 21st seed, German Julia Goerges, also in very easy and unremarkable straight sets 6-1 6-2 in just one and a half hours on court.

Another German who played on Monday was Angelique Kerber, the tournament’s 4th seed, who faced off against Yanina Wickmayer of Belgium, seeded at number 30. The German strolled through the first set and took it 6-1, but Wickmayer pulled her game together in the second set and made Kerber work for every point, forcing a tie breaker which Kerber eventually won 7-4 to book her place in the fourth round where she will take on the up and coming Spanish qualifier, Garbine Muguruza.

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