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Patna : World No 32 in WTA Rankings Victoria Azarenka, 32, Belarus, upset World No 11 Petra Kvitova, 31, Czech Republic, in straight sets in 7-5, 6-4 in Rounf of 32 on October 11, 2021, to move into women’s singles Round of 16 of Indian Wells Masters at Indian Wells, California, USA.

Azarenka, a two-time former Australian Open champion, fired 9 Aces during the match to 3 by the Czech. Kvitova committed 7 double faults during the match to 5 by Azarenka. The Belarusian won 6 break points during the match to 4 by Kvitova. Both the players won 3 games each in a row during the match.

World No 7 & 4th seed Elina Svitolina, 27, Ukraine, beat 32nd seed Sorona Cirstea, 31, Romania, in a tough three-set contest 4-6, 6-4, 7-6 in Round of 32 to move into Round of 16. Both the players won 4 break points each during the match. Sorona won 4 games in a row to 3 by Svitolina during the match. Svitolina, however, fired 6 Aces during the match to 3 by World No 40 Sorona.