INDIAN WELLS TENNIS 2017 LIVE Scores, Results, Updated INDIAN WELLS, Calif. (AP) Elena Vesnina recovered after blowing three match points to beat Venus Williams 6-2, 4-6, 6-3 and reach the semifinals of the BNP Paribas Open on Thursday night.Thursday was a day loaded with quarterfinal action at the 2017 BNP Paribas Open in Indian Wells, California.
The last remaining American woman fell in the quarterfinals of the BNP On the men’s side, all eyes were on Stan Wawrinka, whose 2017 season has included a semifinal loss to Roger Federer at the Australian Open and a shock first-round exit at the hands of Damir Dzumhur in Dubai. As for the women’s side, Venus Williams stood out as the name to watch as she eyed her second semifinal appearance of the year.
|2017 BNP Paribas Open Schedule: Friday, March 17|
|Round||Matchup||Time (ET) LIVE|
|Quarterfinal||No. 15 Nick Kyrgios vs. No. 9 Roger Federer||3 p.m. LIVE|
|Quarterfinal||No. 17 Jack Sock vs. No. 4 Kei Nishikori||Not before 5 p.m. LIVE|
|Semifinal||No. 28 Kristina Mladenovic vs. No. 14 Elena Vesnina||Not before 7 p.m. LIVE|
|Semifinal||No. 8 Svetlana Kuznetsova vs. No. 3||After Mladenovic vs.Vesnina LIVE|
The other semifinal match features third-seeded Karolina Pliskova of the Czech Republic and eighth-seeded Svetlana Kuznetsova of Russia.Vesnina continued the best run of her career in a WTA Tour Premier Mandatory event.I’m in the semifinal of BNP Indian Wells tournament, one of the biggest tournaments. I guess I’m on fire,” Vesnina said. “I’m enjoying myself on the court, and I’m really happy with my wins here.”This win today against Venus really means a lot for me. It’s never easy to play against her. She’s a great champion and always fighting .