We are getting to the heart of the 2021 World Series, with the playoffs already giving the first important answers. In the playoff quarter-finals between the Chicago White Sox and the Houston Astros, after losing their first two games 6-1 and 2-0, Chicago managed to beat Houston in Game-3 with a score of 12-6.
Now the challenge will go up to Game-4 For Chicago, which in the regular season had obtained two victories less than in Houston, the great protagonists were Michael Kopech and Aaron Bummer respectively with five and four home runs, for Astros a great performance by Cristian Javier.
The winner of the challenge will face the winner between Tampa Bay Rays and Boston Red Sox in the semifinals.
Indian Wells 2021: out Halep, Murray, Zverev and Tsitsipas won
Alexander Zverev, officially qualified for the ATP Finals, qualified for the third round of the BNP Paribas Open 2021, on the Californian hard-courts of Indian Wells: the German will now face Andy Murray, who after the victory with Adrian Mannarino confirms the very good period of form also against Carlos Alcaraz.
Needless to say, the three-time Grand Slam champion recovers one set of disadvantage and wins in three sets for 5-7 6-4 6-4 at the three hour mark of the world. While also maintaining a certain physical freshness. Stefanos Tsitsipas, Matteo Berrettini and Jannik Sinner also win.
In the women's singles, Aliaksandra Sasnovich mocked Simona Halep instead. After Emma Raducanu, the Belarusian tennis player also allows herself the luxury of putting an end to the race of a two-time Grand Slam champion.
Sasnovich, not new to playing the role of outsider, breaks the balance at the foot of the jeu decisif during the inaugural stage and then manages both the ups and downs better. Effectively sealing the success on 7-5 6-4. In the round of 16 she challenges her countrywoman Viktoria Azarenka, who gets rid of Petra Kvitova with the same identical score.
However, the match does not shine in terms of quality. Elina Svitolina needs to make up for a set delay, a break behind in the third and above all the jeu decisif to break down Sorana Cirstea's resistance. In the bottom half of the draw, the number two of the group Iga Swiatek undoes the resistance of Veronika Kudermetova with a 6-0 6-1 that she builds in just under sixty minutes of play.
She on the way to the Polish tennis player Jelena Ostapenko. After the extraordinary final on the hard court of Flushing Meadows (and the clear victory against Alize Cornet) the starlet Leylah Fernandez does not stop. On the contrary.
In the final part of the day the nineteen year old Canadian recovers a set of disadvantage to Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova (finalist this year on the red brick of Bois de Boulogne) and earns the round of 16 match with Shelby Rogers thanks to a very rocky 5-7 6-3 6 -4.