Venus Williams earns first Indian Wells quarterfinal berth since 2001

Venus Williams advanced to the quarterfinals of the BNP Paribas Open for the first time since 2001 with a 3-6, 6-1, 6-3 victory Tuesday over Peng Shuai, the last remaining qualifier in the draw.

Williams had 40 winners and 40 unforced errors and won the final four games of the match after trailing 3-2.

"It was so frustrating," Williams said. "But I feel like I got my focus more in that second set and toward the end of the third because I'm just a competitor. If things get closer, then I think my better tennis is going to come."

Williams ended her 15-year boycott of the event last year, when she lost in the second round.

Elsewhere on the women's side, No. 2 seed Angelique Kerber lost to 14th-seeded Elena Vesnina 6-3, 6-3 in the fourth round. Kerber is assured of retaking the No. 1 ranking from injured Serena Williams next week.

No. 9 Madison Keys was beaten by 2011 champion Caroline Wozniacki 6-4, 6-4.

In other women's matches, No. 3 seed Karolina Pliskova advanced when 15th-seeded Timea Bacsinszky retired trailing 5-1 in the first set; Garbine Muguruza defeated No. 10 Elina Svitolina 7-6 (5), 1-6, 6-0; No. 19 Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova outlasted No. 5 Dominika Cibulkova 6-4, 3-6, 6-3; and No. 8 Svetlana Kuznetsova beat 21st-seeded Caroline Garcia 6-1, 6-4.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.