Anderson reaches last 16 in Indian Wells

Cape Town - South Africa’s Kevin Anderson has reached the last 16 of the Indian Wells Masters after another straight sets win in the Californian desert.

The seventh-seeded Anderson defeated Argentina’s Nicolas Kicker 7-6 (7/1), 7-6 (7/3) on Monday to reach the fourth round.

This followed Anderson’s 7-5, 6-4 win over Russia’s Evgeny Donskoy over the weekend.

Anderson will next face 11th-seeded Pablo Carreno Busta from Spain.

Anderson holds a 3-0 head-to-head record against the Spaniard, including a four-sets victory in their most recent meeting at last year’s US Open.

Results on Monday on the sixth day of the ATP and WTA Indian Wells tournament:


3rd rd

Roger Federer (SUI x1) bt Filip Krajinovic (SRB x25) 6-2, 6-1

Jeremy Chardy (FRA) bt Adrian Mannarino (FRA x20) 7-5, 4-6, 6-1

Pablo Cuevas (URU x30) bt Dominic Thiem (AUT x5) 3-6, 6-4, 4-2 retired

Taylor Fritz (USA) bt Fernando Verdasco (ESP) 4-6, 6-2, 7-6 (7/1)

Borna Coric (CRO) bt Roberto Bautista Agut (ESP x13) 6-1, 6-3

Pablo Carreno Busta (ESP x11) bt Daniil Medvedev (RUS) 6-1, 7-5

Kevin Anderson (RSA x7) bt Nicolas Kicker (ARG) 7-6 (7/1), 7-6 (7/3)


3rd rd

Venus Williams (USA x8) bt Serena Williams (USA) 6-3, 6-4

Anastasija Sevastova (LAT x21) bt Julia Goerges (GER x12) 6-3, 6-3

Carla Suarez Navarro (ESP x27) bt Elina Svitolina (UKR x4) 7-5, 6-3

Caroline Garcia (FRA x7) bt Daria Gavrilova (AUS x26) 7-5, 6-4

Danielle Collins (USA) bt Sofya Zhuk (RUS) 6-4, 6-4

Angelique Kerber (GER x10) bt Elena Vesnina (RUS x24) 7-5, 6-2

Caroline Wozniacki (DEN x2) bt Aliaksandra Sasnovich (BLR) 6-4, 2-6, 6-3

Darya Kasatkina (RUS x20) bt Sloane Stephens (USA x13) 6-4, 6-3