Osaka turns tables on Mladenovic at Indian Wells

Federer untroubled by Wawrinka at Indian Wells

Federer untroubled by Wawrinka at Indian Wells

Osaka faced difficulty when serving for the match at 5-2 in the second.

Osaka, playing her first match under new coach Jermaine Jenkins, fired five aces against Mladenovic's one and sealed the win in 1 hour, 21 minutes.

Naomi Osaka will face 67th-ranked Kristina Mladenovic in her second-round Indian Wells opener.

Osaka next faces Danielle Collins, the 25th-seeded American who beat Belgian Kirsten Flipkens, 6-4, 6-1.

Wozniacki now has a 3-3 win-loss record this year after the 2011 champion slumped to a 7-5 2-6 7-5 loss to Ekaterina Alexandrova.

"Today I just fought and tried my hardest, waited for opportunities and sometimes created them", said Williams, now ranked 36th in the world.

"A lot of it is just being in the moment". I don't regret [playing in Indian Wells and Miami].

"Being four months away with all the things that happened to me since the US Open", Nadal added on his injury woe.

She booked a third-round clash with fellow American Christina McHale, a 6-4, 3-6, 6-4 victor over 30th-seed Russian Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova.

Former world number Rafael Nadal says his only regret in recent times is to not have competed well against Novak Djokovic in the final of the 2019 Australian Open two months ago.

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The champion in Melbourne, Osaka broke in the sixth game of the first set against Mladenovic, closing it out after a tough hold in the ninth.

On Sunday, Serena Williams returns to take on Garbine Muguruza in the headline match as the third round gets underway.

This time the Japanese was on song as she won in straight sets.

After a double fault and a forehand error from the 25-year-old American, Djokovic suddenly had a set point, and once he'd pocketed the set, the second went all his way.

"It was such a weird match, to be honest".

The American was up a break in the first set and also ahead in the tie-break, but he was unable to deny the world number one.

Donaldson could only take three games against Nadal in their only previous meeting in Shanghai in 2017, but he was unable to match even that. Nadal is the better player and I see him going through to the next round.

Dusk was arriving in the California desert when Williams and Kvitova departed the court.

Kyrgios will take on Philipp Kohlschreiber in the second round after the German veteran dispatched France's Pierre-Hugues Herbert 6-4, 6-0.

In another women's singles clash, Germany's Angelique Kerber eased past Yulia Putintseva of Russia 6-0, 6-2 to set up a round-of-32 clash against another Russian player Natalia Vikhlyantseva.

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