Coco Gauff, Taylor Fritz advance at BNP Paribas Open; Jessica Pegula loses

Coco Gauff rallied from a break within the third set to beat Swedish qualifier Rebecca Peterson 6-3, 1-6, 6-4 on Tuesday to achieve the quarterfinals of the BNP Paribas Open.

Down 2-4, Gauff fought his approach again and saved three break factors whereas serving at 4-4 earlier than closing out the match within the subsequent recreation.

4 years in the past, Peterson defeated Gauff, then 14, in a Challenger event in Michigan.

“She hit me actually dangerous,” Gauff stated on the courtroom. “I believe at present was actually a psychological factor, simply staying within the recreation. I wasn’t enjoying my greatest at occasions and I wasn’t serving in addition to I would really like, however I believe my mentality saved me in.”

The sixth-seeded American will subsequent face No.2 seed Aryna Sabalenka, who defeated No.16 seed Barbora Krejcikova 6-3, 2-6, 6-4.

No.3 Jessica Pegula misplaced to fifteenth seed Petra Kvitova 6-2, 3-6, 7-6(11) after the American wasted 4 match factors.

“When the match is like that, very exhausting,” Kvitova stated. “Up and down. It’s positively the most effective video games I’ve ever performed.”

Sorana Cirstea eradicated No. 5 Caroline Garcia 6-4, 4-6, 7-5, No. 7 Maria Sakkari defeated seventeenth seed Karolina Pliskova 6-4, 5-7, 6-3 and No. 10 Elena Rybakina defeated Varvara Gracheva 6-3, 6-0.

On the boys’s facet, defending champion Taylor Fritz moved into the quarters with a 6-4, 6-3 win over Marton Fucsovics.

No. 5 Daniil Medvedev overcame irritation in his proper ankle and outpointed twelfth seed Alexander Zverev 6-7 (5), 7-6 (5), 7-5.

“After I sprained my ankle, I sprained it fairly exhausting,” he stated. “The second I rolled it, I believed, ‘Okay, I’m going to face up and it’s going to be okay,’ however then I saved staying on the bottom as a result of the ache was solely rising. It was positively a loopy match.”

Medvedev took a medical timeout to have his ankle wrapped within the second set earlier than incomes his seventeenth straight win and bettering to 22-2 this yr.

“This was positively the toughest of all,” he stated on the courtroom.

Zverev added to the drama by saving match level and breaking for 5-5 within the last set. Medvedev broke again and received.

He now performs Spaniard Alejandro Davidovch Fokina, who beat Cristian Garin 6-3, 6-4.

No. 10 Cameron Norrie, the 2021 champion, defeated sixth seed Andrey Rublev, 6-2, 6-4. Norrie improved to 21-3 this yr.

Norrie superior to the quarterfinals in opposition to Frances Tiafoe, who defeated qualifier Alejandro Tabilo, 6-4, 6-4.