Playing in just her fifth professional match career, American wildcard Amanda Anisimova claimed the biggest win in her career to snap Petra Kvitova’s winning streak in the third round of the BNP Paribas Open.
The 16-year-old played well above her World No.149 ranking to score the straight sets victory, 6-2, 6-4, in just over an hour.
Kvitova came into Indian Wells riding high on a 14-match winning streak, the joint-longest streak of her career, after claiming back-to-back titles in St. Petersburg and Doha.
With her victory, Anisimova becomes the first 16-year-old to reach the fourth round at Indian Wells since 2005. The last player to do so was also a wildcard, Ukraine’s Viktoriya Kutuzova.
Up next, she’ll play the winner between No.5 seed Karolina Pliskova and No.32 seed Zhang Shuai.