INDIAN WELLS: World No. 1 Simona Halep roared into the third round of the Indian Wells WTA tournament, overpowering Kristyna Pliskova 6-4, 6-4 on Friday.
World number 100 Sachia Vickery ousted the third seed Garbine Muguruza 2-6 7-5 6-1 in 2 hours and 11 minutes for the biggest win in her young career.
Unseeded Gael Monfils rolled to an easy 6-3, 6-3 victory over Aussie Matthew Ebden in his opening match at the ATP Indian Wells tournament on Friday.
Naomi Osaka beat former world No. 2 Agnieszka Radwanska 6-3, 6-2 in a singles match Friday to advance to the third round at the BNP Paribas Open.
Osaka, who upset two-time Indian Wells champion Maria Sharapova in the opening round, said she tried not to let her high spirits affect her second match.
“I tried not to get overconfident about that (win against Sharapova) and focused on playing my own game,” said Osaka.
Portugal’s Joao Sousa beat Mikhail Youzhny of Russia, 4-6, 6-4, 7-6 (7/4) and qualifier Marcos Baghdatis defeated Yoshihito Nishioka 7-5, 3-6, 7-5 in Friday matches.
British number three Cameron Norrie lost in his opening round match to World No 109 Taro Daniel of Japan.