Hon qualifies for Indian Wells; Popyrin, Bolt win
Priscilla Hon wins her second straight match to qualify for the main draw at Indian Wells, while Alexei Popyrin and Alex Bolt won their opening-round qualifying matches.
Priscilla Hon has qualified for Indian Wells after winning her second singles matches in as many days.
The Queenslander brushed aside 13th seed Veronika Kudermetova 6-4 6-2 to seal her place in the main draw, a day after upsetting qualifying top seed Anastasia Potapova.
Hon joins countrywomen Ash Barty, Ajla Tomljanovic, Daria Gavrilova and Sam Stosur in the field.
She will play another qualifier, Natalia Vikhlyantseva, in the first round of the main draw.
Meanwhile, Alexei Popyrin won his first-round qualifying match on Tuesday (local time), beating 16th seed Jozef Kovalik 6-3 6-3.
Quality in qualifiers 💪
19-year-old @AlexeiPopyrin99 takes down Jozef Kovalik 6-3, 6-3.
— BNP Paribas Open (@BNPPARIBASOPEN) March 5, 2019
In the final round he will play Czech Lukas Rosol, who overcame Bernard Tomic 7-6(5) 2-6 6-3.
South Australian Alex Bolt also won through to the final round, defeating Italy’s Gianluigi Quinzi 6-4 7-5 to set up a meeting with Christopher Eubanks of the US.
Bolt is the 21st seed in qualifying.