Wawrinka cruises into Indian Wells fourth round

Source: The Hitavada      Date: 15 Mar 2017 09:32:23


THIRD seed Stan Wawrinka continued his dominance of Philipp Kohlschreiber, rolling past the German 7-5, 6-3 to reach the fourth round of the ATP Indian Wells Masters.
Wawrinka recorded his fifth victory over Kohlschreiber in as many meetings in a performance that left him cautiously encouraged about his prospects of making it past the quarter-finals in the California desert for the first time. Meanwhile, Angelique Kerber displayed her grit and vaunted fitness as she battled back to beat France’s Pauline Parmentier 7-5, 3-6, 7-5 in scorching heat to reach the fourth round of the BNP Paribas Open. Kerber was joined in the round of 16 by Venus Williams. The 36-year-old American, who saved three match points in her opening victory, faced no such drama with a 6-4, 6-2 victory over Lucie Safarova of the Czech Republic.