Viral illness forces Serena Williams to end Indian Wells match early

Viral illness forces Serena Williams to end Indian Wells match early

Williams was 4-for-4 on break points in the set, while McHale only won 18 percent of her first-service points and never held serve. "I will focus on getting better and start preparing for Miami".

"I wish I'm going to see her soon and feeling better", added the Spaniard, who advanced to a fourth-round clash with seventh-seeded Kiki Bertens of the Netherlands, a 7-6 (12/10), 6-4 victor over Britain's Johanna Konta. "Once I did it, I felt much more comfortable".

Serena Williams of the United States reacts while being interviewed after her defeat in the Women's Singles finals match to Naomi Osaka of Japan on Day Thirteen of the 2018 US Open at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center on September 8, 2018 in the Flushing neighborhood of the Queens borough of New York City.

Nadal thrashed Jared Donaldson 6-1 6-1 and Federer beat Peter Gojowczyk 6-1 7-5. Barthel has been able to get away with it up to this point, but that won't fly against Venus and her powerful return. "But at the end it was a tough second set, and it's maybe also exactly what I needed". In all, he owns five titles at Indian Wells.

Halep, the No. 2 seed, needed almost two hours to beat qualifier Kateryna Kozlova 7-6 (3), 6-3 in the third round.

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Barty, the Australian 12th seed, was in fine form as she brushed past wildcard Jennifer Brady 6-3 6-2, setting up a meeting with Svitolina. Andreescu reached the semifinals in Mexico last week.

Playing just his third tournament of the year, Zverev said he's been sick for a week. "This is one of the best tournaments in the world, so I'm just really, really happy".

No. 16 Fabio Fognini and No. 20 David Goffin were beaten.

The victory advanced the French Open champion, who won Indian Wells in 2015, to the fourth round for the fifth time in six years.