Wed, Mar 13, 2013 - Page 20 News List

Nadal, Federer on track to clash, Azarenka wins

SHOWDOWN?Nadal advanced when his opponent had to withdraw with a back injury. Federer needed only 61 minutes to beat Dodig, but has his own back problems

Reuters, INDIAN WELLS, California

“After my coach spoke to me, I was just playing point by point, and believing in my game,” said Kerber, who was forced to withdraw from a Fed Cup match against France last month due to a back injury. “His advice certainly helped. Before the tournament, I was not sure how my back will feel after matches. Now, my confidence is of course back and I feel good. I’m looking forward to play tomorrow again.”

In other matches, seventh seed Samantha Stosur of Australia overcame China’s Peng Shuai 6-3, 3-6, 6-2, and eighth-seeded Dane Caroline Wozniacki crushed Russian Elena Vesnina 6-2, 6-1.

In the women’s doubles, Taiwan’s Chan Hao-ching and Janette Husarova of Slovakia defeated Marina Erakovic of New Zealand, and Heather Watson of Britain 4-6, 6-3, 10-5.

Additional reporting by Staff writer

This story has been viewed 1769 times.

Comments will be moderated. Remarks containing abusive and obscene language, personal attacks of any kind or promotion will be removed and the user banned.

TOP top