Defending champ Osaka blitzed by Bencic

Top-ranked Naomi Osaka Novak Djokovic ousted at Indian Wells

"I didn't play that well", Osaka told reporters.

"I think it's always a bit tricky whenever you change someone in the team, but I feel like for a first tournament we did really well", she said of her partnership with Jenkins, a former U.S. collegiate star who served as a hitting partner to Venus Williams from 2015 until the end of last season.

"I don't enjoy losing, nobody does, but especially in a tournament like this, a tournament where I have had plenty of success in the past", Djokovic, 31, said.

Bencic, who turned 22 on Sunday, was a teenage star who won two titles in 2015 but saw her career stalled by a string of back and wrist injuries.

Osaka's first-serve percentage was 66 and she won 70 percent of her first-serve points. I tried to be positive throughout the entire match. I congratulate him for playing tactically really well and getting me out of my comfort zone. "I know from that point on it's gonna be a very interesting match".

"When I hit a good return, I was wondering why this didn't happen in singles", he said.

"You are more relaxed, I think because you know that it's not the most important thing if you win the match or lose the match, and you have another chance the next week".

Naomi Osaka followed Simona Halep through the exit door at the BNP Paribas Open on Tuesday as the top two players in the world were sent packing in the fourth round at Indian Wells.

"I was running too much and too defensive", she said. "So, I just had to go out there and try to stay tough and fight until the very last point, and it really helped me today".

The seven-time major victor was broken early in both sets but she still managed to see off McHale in the pair's first meeting.

She will play Ukraine's Elina Svitolina, who beat Australian Ashleigh Barty 7-6 (10-8) 5-7 6-4, in the next round.

She will next face Garbine Muguruza after the Spaniard battled back to dispatch Kiki Bertens of the Netherlands 5-7 6-1 6-4. Venus Williams reached the quarterfinals with a 6-4, 6-4 win over Mona Barthel.

Bencic, the world number 23, has made a habit of upending top 10 players of late, defeating four en route to winning the Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships last month.

Czech fifth seed Pliskova eased past Ysaline Bonaventure 6-3 6-2 to book her place in the fourth round for a fifth straight year.

Andreescu improved her match record for 2019 to 25-3, including qualifying, as she became the youngest player to make the last eight at Indian Wells since a 17-year-old Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova reached the semis in 2009.

Sixth-seeded Kei Nishikori was stunned by Polish qualifier Hubert Hurkacz 4-6, 6-4, 6-3 in the third round of the BNP Paribas Open on Tuesday, a big day of upsets in the desert.



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