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Kevin Anderson marches on at Indian Wells Masters

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Kevin Anderson. (Photo by Tim Nwachukwu/Getty Images)
Kevin Anderson. (Photo by Tim Nwachukwu/Getty Images)

South Africa's Kevin Anderson has reached the third round at the Indian Wells Masters after a 7-6 (9/7), 7-6 (7/3) win over Italian 17th-seed Lorenzo Sonego.

Anderson slammed 10 aces and 31 winners to advance in two hours and seven minutes.

The tall South African will next face French veteran and 14th seed Gael Monfils for a spot in the round of 16.

Meanwhile, South Africa's other singles contestant, Lloyd Harris, is also into the third round at Indian Wells after beating Spain's Alejandro Davidovich Fokina 6-3, 6-3 over the weekend.

Ranked 26th for the tournament and 31st in the world, Harris next faces Norwegian sixth seed Casper Ruud.

Results from the ATP and WTA Indian Wells tournament on Sunday (x denotes seed):


Second round

Matteo Berrettini (ITA x5) bt Alejandro Tabilo (CHI) 6-4, 7-5

Taylor Fritz (USA x31) bt Brandon Nakashima (USA) 6-3, 6-4

John Isner (USA x20) bt Yoshihito Nishioka (JPN) 6-3, 6-4

Jannik Sinner (ITA x10) bt John Millman (AUS) 6-2, 6-2

Gael Monfils (FRA x14) bt Gianluca Mager (ITA) 6-4, 6-2

Kevin Anderson (RSA) bt Lorenzo Sonego (ITA x17) 7-6 (9/7), 7-6 (7/3)

Andy Murray (GBR) bt Carlos Alcaraz (ESP x30) 5-7, 6-3, 6-2

Alexander Zverev (GER x3) bt Jenson Brooksby (USA) 6-4, 3-6, 6-1

Albert Ramos (ESP) bt Félix Auger-Aliassime (CAN x7) 6-4, 6-2

Nikoloz Basilashvili (GEO x29) bt Christopher Eubanks (USA) 6-4, 6-3

Karen Khachanov (RUS x24) bt Emil Ruusuvuori (FIN) 6-2, 7-5

Pablo Carreño-Busta (ESP x12) bt Emilio Gómez (ECU) 6-1, 6-4

Christian Garín (CHI x13) bt Ernesto Escobedo (USA) 7-5, 6-2

Alex De Minaur (AUS x22) bt Aleksandar Vukic (AUS) 6-4, 7-5

Fabio Fognini (ITA x25) bt Jan-Lennard Struff (GER) 6-4, 4-6, 6-3

Stefanos Tsitsipas (GRE x2) bt Pedro Martínez (ESP) 6-2, 6-4


Third round

Victoria Azarenka (BLR X27) bt Petra Kvitova (CZE x7) 7-5, 6-4

Aliaksandra Sasnovich (BLR) bt Simona Halep (ROM x11) 7-5, 6-4

Jessica Pegula (USA x19) bt Jasmine Paolini (ITA) 6-4, 6-1

Elina Svitolina (UKR x4) bt Sorana Cirstea (ROM x32) 4-6, 6-4, 7-6 (7/3)

Shelby Rogers (USA) bt Irina Begu (ROM) 6-0, 6-2

Leylah Fernandez (CAN/ x23) bt Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova (RUS x9) 5-7, 6-3, 6-4

Jelena Ostapenko (LAT x24) bt Yulia Putintseva (KAZ) 6-3, 2-6, 6-3

Iga Swiatek (POL x2) bt Veronika Kudermetova (RUS x25) 6-1, 6-0

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