Emma Raducanu, of Britain, reacts after losing a point to Iga Swiatek, of Poland, at the BNP Paribas Open tennis tournament Tuesday, March 14, 2023, in Indian Wells, Calif. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)

Emma Raducanu’s run in Indian Wells is over after world No. 1 Iga Swiatek continued her title protection with a 6-3 6-1 victory on Tuesday to arrange a quarter-final in opposition to unseeded Romanian Sorana Cirstea.

Swiatek got here underneath strain early within the first set, however a couple of crisp ball strikes helped her maintain a 3-2 lead after two tight service video games. She raised her stage once more to interrupt Raducanu within the subsequent recreation earlier than strolling away.

After ending the primary set when Raducanu despatched a protracted shot from the baseline, Swiatek grabbed an early break within the second to place strain on the Briton, whose unforced errors began to mount.

Swiatek, who tried to develop into the second participant to efficiently defend the Indian Wells title after Martina Navratilova in 1990-91, took a 5-1 lead enjoying clear tennis and operating her opponent to shreds .

The US Open champion closed out the victory when Raducanu hit the web on serve in a tame finish to her tremendous run within the Southern California desert.

Earlier within the day, Coco Gauff rebounded from a breakdown within the last set to beat Sweden’s Rebecca Peterson 6-3 1-6 6-4 and attain the quarters for the primary time.

After successful the primary set, the sixth-seeded American began to wrestle along with her forehand within the second and an opportunistic Peterson utilized the strain as she entered the web.

However after struggling an early break within the decider, Gauff strengthened his protection, heading off three break factors at 4-4 and smashing Peterson for the fourth time on match level to e book his place within the final eight.

Gauff, who turned 19 on Monday, was later serenaded with a rendition of “Pleased Birthday” by the gang.

“At this time was only a psychological factor, staying within the recreation,” Gauff mentioned.

“I did not play my finest at occasions and did not serve in addition to I might have favored, however I believe my mentality saved me going right this moment.”

Draper retires injured in opposition to Alcaraz

Jack Draper was pressured to retire within the second set of his fourth-round conflict with Carlos Alcaraz on the BNP Paribas Open in Indian Wells.

Jack Draper retired within the second set in opposition to the US Open champion

The 21-year-old Briton was ultimately defeated by an belly damage picked up in his earlier recreation in opposition to Andy Murray.

He went blow for blow with the Spanish world quantity 2 at first, however fell noticeably behind as the primary set progressed.

Draper’s serve and motion suffered as Alcaraz ran away with the opener 6-2.

Some physio remedy between units did little to enhance his situation, and the world No. 43 was solely in a position to final two video games within the second set earlier than retiring.

The outcome means Alcaraz strikes inside three wins of regaining the world No.1 rating.

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