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Indian Wells: Osaka & Halep Out

13 March 2019 News Sport


World number one Naomi Osaka’s defence of her Indian Wells title was ended in round four by Belinda Bencic.

Japan’s Osaka, who holds the US Open and Australian Open titles, was beaten 6-3 6-1 by the Swiss world number 23 in just over an hour.

World number two Simona Halep of Romania is also out, beaten 6-2 3-6 6-2 by Czech teenager Marketa Vondrousova.

It was a first win over a top-five player for the 19 year old, who is ranked 61st in the world.


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