Former world No. 1 Victoria Azarenka thought she and Jessica Pegula each delivered a superb stage of tennis as she was glad that she was the one which managed to recover from the hump and declare victory. Azarenka, now ranked at No.
32 on this planet, beat world No. 24 Pegula 6-4 6-2 to progress into the Indian Wells Masters semifinal. “I believed it was a very good match,” Azarenka mentioned, in her post-match press convention. “Very top quality from each gamers.
Very constant when it comes to stage for me. I felt that I actually performed properly within the essential moments. I felt like I stepped up rather a lot to the event. That is what I am actually proud of in the present day. “I began going for my photographs from the start.
I knew I’ve to use stress on her, and I’ll have the second the place I’ll have alternative. I feel at first of the match we had plenty of nice rallies, plenty of factors the place I used to be like, ‘Oh, perhaps I acquired this one,’ and she or he acquired me.
I felt that I actually simply caught to being aggressive and being constant. I acquired my alternatives.”
Azarenka faces Jelena Ostapenko subsequent
2017 French Open champion Ostapenko overcame American Shelby Rogers in three units to advance to her first Indian Wells semifinal.
Ostapenko spoke extremely of Azarenka forward of their conflict however underlined that she’s going to attempt to do every part she will be able to with the intention to finish on the profitable facet. “She’s an ideal participant,” Ostapenko mentioned. “She’s such a champion, an ideal fighter I feel.
Each of us are nice fighters. It’ll be an fascinating match. “I am extra centered on my sport. In fact, she’s very constant. It’ll be exhausting. But when I play my sport and select the precise photographs, I will probably be constant, I feel will probably be a really fascinating match.”