In the Indian Wells, Alexander Zverev has been eliminated from the tournament after he lost his match against Jan-Lennard Struff due to feeling unwell during the match.
The world no. 3 Zverev was defeated by his fellow German opponent, the world no. 55 Struff by 6-3 and 6-1.
This result of the match came after a day of Serena’s elimination from the tournament after reporting feeling extreme dizziness and fatigue.
As for the defeat of Anastasija Sevastova, she also blamed it to the illness of a viral condition to withdraw against Anett Kontaviet at 5-0.
Zverev after the match said, “I have been not feeling well and was sick for a week now. Unfortunately, things did not go according to my plan. I think I just got unlucky and got some virus somewhere. Now it is time for me to get healthy and focus all my attention for the upcoming Miami open.”
Up next, Struff will be playing against the Canadian player Milos Raonic who defeated his American opponent Marcos Giron by 4-6, 6-4 and 6-4.
As for the match between Novak Djokovic and Philip Kohlschreiber for the third round, it was stopped after only one game due to bad weather.
Dominic Thiem, the 7th seed of the tournament defeated Gilles Simon by 6-3 and 6-1.
In the women’s event, world no. 1 as well as the defending champion, Naomi Osaka managed to defeat Danielle Collins by 6-4 and 6-2.
Venus Williams also won her match against Christina McHale in a scare of a match by 6-2 and 7-5.
Venus Williams is seeking for her 50th career WTA title in the Indian Wells where she is yet to win a title.
She said, “I do not really play that often now. So whenever I play now, I play well. The career tile is just a little bit extra motivation for me to play a bit better out there.”