Raonic makes it 2 Canadians into semifinals in Indian Wells

Raonic ends lucky loser Kecmanovic's run

Dominic Thiem will advance into the semifinals of the masters 100 tournament in Indian Wells 2019.

World number seven Thiem advanced to his first semi-finals at Indian Wells without hitting a ball after Monfils' withdrawal. This will of course cast doubts on his inclusion in the main draw of the Miami masters.

Kecmanovic was the first lucky loser to reach the quarter-finals at the tournament since it became a Masters 1000 event in 1990.

Men: Dominic Thiem bt Gael Monfils, walkover; Milos Raonic bt Miomir Kecmanovic 6-3, 6-4.

"Venus is just such a great player and an fantastic champion", Kerber said about her opponent, who came on to the court with a heavily taped right knee.

"He's won his last three matches against good players", Raonic said.

From 4-2 down, the World No.8 ran off the last four games of a high-quality opener which saw almost 20 winners combined between the two players, and Kerber broke the No.23 seed for the third time from 30-0 down in the set's last game. "I'm not going to the court with any expectation". He put only 55 percent of his first serves in play.

Raonic ends lucky loser Kecmanovic's run
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In the women's singles, Belinda Bencic beat fifth seed Karolina Pliskova 6-3, 4-6, 6-3 to reach the semis, ensuring her return to the top 20 in the rankings. 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. In the victory, Bencic won 78 percent of her first serve points and 45 percent of her second serve points.

Bencic was pushed to three sets Thursday for the first time in four matches at this tournament.

"I wouldn't believe I win today again", Bencic said.

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.

"Of course I'm very confident", said Bencic, who rose to 23 in the world with her first WTA title in four years at Dubai last month and will crack the top 10 by virtue of reaching the semis here.

The 18-year-old from Mississauga, Ont., dug deep to upset No. 6 seed Elina Svitolina of Ukraine 6-3, 2-6, 6-4 in a thrilling semifinal on Friday night.

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