Naomi Osaka, Kei Nishikori both lose in upsets at Indian Wells

Angelique Kerber needed three sets to defeat Natalia Vikhlyantseva at Indian Wells. EPA

"She's the No. 1 player in the world". The match was later suspended for the night. The unseeded German knocked off the five-time tournament champion 6-4, 6-4.

World No 1 and defending champion Naomi Osaka powered past American Danielle Collins 6-4, 6-2 on Monday to book a fourth-round meeting with resurgent Swiss Belinda Bencic at Indian Wells.

"She sort of knew what she wanted to do more than me". Her triumph in Australia made her No. 1 for the first time, but her time at the top has been rocky.

Later on Tuesday, in their women's singles fourth-round match, top-seeded Osaka was outplayed by Bencic, who captured the title in Dubai, in just over an hour in the match between two players born in 1997.

"Honestly, I think at a time like this with that scoreline, I would usually feel very depressed and sad", Osaka said. "We communicate well, so I think that's a really big plus". I don't like to think so much ahead of the match. On Tuesday, the 23rd-ranked Bencic served and returned better.

Andreescu - who roared to her first WTA final as a qualifier in Auckland in January, beating two former world number ones on the way - is in the quarter-finals of one of the WTA's elite premier mandatory events for the first time. "The defense got me today", he said. "Completely different conditions today". I'm really happy with myself. "He deserved to win". Williams rallied from early breaks down in both sets to win. "It wasn't as easy as the result is saying and I didn't expect it like that, so definitely happy".

Djokovic was just 1-for-5 on break-point opportunities. I'm hitting the ball well.

Venus Williams beat Christina Mc Hale to reach the Indian Wells fourth round. AP
Venus Williams beat Christina Mc Hale to reach the Indian Wells fourth round. AP

Also ousted were No. 6 Kei Nishikori, No. 10 Marin Cilic and No. 14 Daniil Medvedev. "That's a plus", Osaka said after falling in the fourth round 6-3, 6-1 in just 66 minutes to red-hot Belinda Bencic of Switzerland.

Osaka - who saved one set point - struggled on serve having won just 54 per cent of her first serves throughout and that was highlighted when Bencic broke at 5-3 to take the set.

Angelique Kerber, meanwhile, survived to earn a quarter-final showdown with Venus Williams.

"I never played her, so you're out there learning what they do well, what shots they select", Williams said, admitting that it wasn't until the second set that she felt 'OK, I understand'.

"I need to do what I want, and what I want is to play the tournaments I want to play".

And Osaka, whose first career title came at this Premier Mandatory event past year, advanced to a meeting with Bencic, the 23rd seed who defeated Russian Ekaterina Alexandrova 6-4, 6-2.

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