Published: Sat, March 16, 2019
Sport | By Wendy Sparks

Thiem into Indian Wells semi-finals, injured Monfils withdraws

Thiem into Indian Wells semi-finals, injured Monfils withdraws

World No. 7 Dominic Thiem reached an ATP Indian Wells Masters semifinal showdown with Milos Raonic without hitting a ball Thursday as injured Gael Monfils withdrew.

Raonic ended the dream run of lucky loser Miomir Kecmanovic, beating the 19-year-old Serbian 6-3, 6-4.

INDIAN WELLS, March 15 ― World number eight Dominic Thiem advanced to the ATP Indian Wells Masters semi-finals yesterday when scheduled quarter-final opponent Gael Monfils withdrew with injury.

"I'm so sorry, guys, to put you in this situation, and I so thank you for everything you gave me this week and, again, I'm sorry".

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In the women's section, a slew of errors came at the worst possible time for Venus Williams as she blew a first set tie-break before losing 7-6 (3), 6-3 to Angelique Kerber in the quarterfinals. I'm just trying to play.

Bencic beat fifth-seeded Karolina Pliskova 6-3, 4-6, 6-3 to reach the semis. "She has nothing to lose, she enjoys her tennis and she's a great player", Kerber said of the teenager. "I'm not going to the court with any expectation".

Kerber, a three-time Grand Slam victor, won her first set thanks to a dramatic tie-break that featured four breaks of serve. "I think that can get better".

The hard-serving Canadian saved all three break points against him on Thursday and converted on two of his three break-point opportunities.

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Bencic won her third career title at Dubai last month and her first since 2015. "It's always tough to play against her". From the get-go, Kerber made strong in-roads into Williams' serve, especially the second serve and was just as relentless on her own serves.

With the momentum in her favour, Kerber edged out the seven-time grand slam champion in a closely fought second set to advance to the final four.

The 22-year-old Swiss was coming off a straight-set upset of defending champion and top-ranked Naomi Osaka in the fourth round and improved to an impressive 18-3 this year, including 12 wins on the spin.

After losing her first two service games and falling behind 3-0, Andreescu stepped up and won six games in a row to take the first set in stunning fashion.

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