Posted March 06, 2013 on AP on Fox
Svetlana Kuznetsova, making a comeback after six months on the sidelines due to a right knee injury, took another step forward Wednesday with a 6-3, 6-1 victory over Andrea Hlavackova in the opening round of the BNP Paribas Open tennis tournament at the Indian Wells Tennis Garden. Kuznetsova, twice a Grand Slam champion and two times a runner-up in this $10 million event, did not play following Wimbledon last season due to the injury and the former world No. 2 was ranked No. 85 on January 6. She is No. 46 now thanks in large part to quarterfinal showings at Sydney, Australia, and in the Australian Open and can continue her climb with a win over No. 18 Jelena Jankovic in the second round. In contrast to Kuznetsova, opening day wasn't a good day for the Americans. Mallory Burdette, a 22-year-old qualifier from Macon, Ga., was the only one of the quartet in action early Wednesday to advance to the second round, and she did it by beating another American, 38-year-old Jill Craybas,...

BNP Paribas Open Wednesday Schedule

BNP PARIBAS OPEN Indian Wells, CA, USA March 6-17, 2013 Hard/Outdoors Order Of Play – Wednesday, March 6, 2013 Stadium 1 (from 11.00hrs) 1. Sílvia Soler-Espinosa vs. Vania King 2. Svetlana Kuznetsova vs. Andrea Hlavackova 3. Jankovic/Lucic-Baroni vs. Birnerova/Cibulkova 4. Flavia Pennetta vs. Francesca Schiavone 5. Tsvetana Pironkova vs. Christina McHale Stadium 2 (from 11.00hrs) [...]

BNP Paribas Open – Wednesday Results, Thursday Schedule

BNP PARIBAS OPEN Indian Wells, CA, USA March 6-17, 2013 Hard/Outdoors Results - Wednesday, March 6, 2013 WTA Singles – First Round Svetlana Kuznetsova (RUS) d. Andrea Hlavackova (CZE) 63 61 Francesca Schiavone (ITA) d. Flavia Pennetta (ITA) 75 61 Christina McHale (USA) d. Tsvetana Pironkova (BUL) 63 64 Lourdes Domínguez Lino (ESP) d. (Q) [...]
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