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Naomi Osaka Thrashed By Belinda Bencic In Indian Wells 2019

Naomi Osaka Thrashed By Belinda Bencic In Indian Wells 2019

"She was just playing so well ... there wasn't anything that I could do in that situation". The 22-year-old Bencic was the teenager star who won the position of number seven in a world but unfortunately her career was stalled after back and wrist injuries. She won everything in the past couple of months.

"I was trying to adjust, especially with my movement at the end of the first set and beginning of the second, and I think that was the key to coming back".

"It's always a bit tricky whenever you change someone in the team, but I feel like for a first tournament we did really well", Osaka said. "But I think now there is way too many videos and too many people have watched my matches". "I was just fighting for every point".

Osaka was not the only top player who was shocked in California court as world No. 2 and 2015 title victor Simona Halep also fell to Czech teenager Marketa Vondrousova by 6-2, 3-6, 6-2. Halep, who received treatment for blisters on her foot during the match, hit just six winners and piled up 36 unforced errors.

"I don't enjoy losing, nobody does, but especially in a tournament like this, a tournament where I have had plenty of success in the past", Djokovic, 31, said. "But it's everything I could do today".

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She added that despite failing in the first title defence of her career, she thought she had handled the challenges well, saying: "I didn't lose in the first round".

Osaka, 21, said she lacked maturity when as a relative unknown player she won the tournament past year to kick off her meteoric rise through the rankings. Venus Williams reached the quarterfinals with a 6-4, 6-4 win over Mona Barthel.

Seven-time grand slam victor Venus Williams also found it tricky facing fellow American Christina McHale for the first time, but she pulled back early breaks in each set to win 6-2, 7-5. Muguruza next faces 18-year-old Canadian Bianca Andreescu, who surprised China's 18th-seeded Wang Qiang 7-5, 6-2.

Williams, who made the semifinals in the desert previous year, was playing McHale for the first time.

Ukrainian Elina Svitolina came from a break down in the third set to defeat Australian Ashleigh Barty 7-6 (8) 5-7 6-4 to reach the quarter-finals for the first time. Williams will fight for a semi-final berth against eighth-seeded Angelique Kerber, who beat ninth-seeded Aryna Sabalenka of Belarus 6-1, 4-6, 6-4.