Sharma as a result of, Clijsters out of Paribas

Qualifier Astra Sharma is through to the following round of the BNP Paribas Open up in Indian Wells.

The 26-12 months-old Australian defeated Croatia’s Donna Vekic 6-4 2-6 6-3 to established up a spherical-of-64 experience from No.20 seed Daria Kasatkina.

Sharma, who is rated 101 in the entire world, fought her way by means of qualifying with wins about Americans Elvina Kalieva and Peyton Stearns.

She served 7 aces from planet No.99 Vekic and transformed 3 from seven break points.

Meanwhile previous entire world No.1 Kim Clijsters, who is on the comeback path, has misplaced her opening-round match.

Clijsters was crushed 6-1 2-6 6-2 by Katerina Siniakova, a a few-time significant doubles winner from Czech Republic.

Siniakova teamed with countrywoman Barbora Krejcikova to acquire a gold medal in doubles at the Tokyo Olympics.

Clijsters, a 38-year-aged Corridor of Famer, also misplaced in the first spherical at the WTA Tour end in Chicago previous 7 days.

The 4-time key winner and mom of a few originally came again very last calendar year, but her endeavor was interrupted by knee surgery previous Oct and a bout with COVID-19 in January.

Clijsters dedicated 9 double faults against Siniakova, who transformed 6 of nine split factors in the match.

The Belgian received a wild-card into the event she received in 2003 and 2005. She was runner-up to Serena Williams in 2001.

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