Maria Sharapova takes the court in Indian Wells for the first time in three years - here’s the full Order of Play for Day 1 of the BNP Paribas Open.
WTA Staff
March 7, 2018

Play starts at 11:00 AM PST unless otherwise marked.

STADIUM 1
Shelby Rogers (USA) vs Caroline Dolehide (USA)
Samantha Stosur (AUS) vs Lauren Davis (USA)
Eugenie Bouchard (CAN) vs Sachia Vickery (USA)
Sofia Kenin (USA) vs Claire Liu (USA)

NOT BEFORE 5:00 PM
Naomi Osaka (JPN) vs Maria Sharapova (RUS)

STADIUM 2
Amanda Anisimova (USA) vs Pauline Parmentier (FRA)
Belinda Bencic (SUI) vs Timea Babos (HUN)
After 1 ATP Match
Aryna Sabalenka (BLR) vs Varvara Lepchenko (USA)

STADIUM 3
NOT BEFORE 2:30 PM

Donna Vekic (CRO) vs Maria Sakkari (GRE)
Marketa Vondrousova (CZE) vs Madison Brengle (USA)

STADIUM 4
After 3 ATP Matches
Petra Martic (CRO) vs Tatjana Maria (GER)

STADIUM 5
After 2 ATP Matches
Aleksandra Krunic (SRB) vs Irina-Camelia Begu (ROM)
Anna Smith (GBR) / Renata Voracova (CZE) vs Shuko Aoyama (JPN) / Zhaoxuan Yang (CHN)

STADIUM 6
Yulia Putintseva (KAZ) vs Alison Van Uytvanck (BEL)
Qiang Wang (CHN) vs Timea Bacsinszky (SUI)
Ying-Ying Duan (CHN) vs Kristyna Pliskova (CZE)
Vania King (USA) /Katarina Srebotnik (SLO) vs Lyudmyla Kichenok (UKR) /Alla Kudryavtseva (RUS)

STADIUM 7
STARTS AT 12:30 PM PST

Kurumi Nara (JPN) vs Kaia Kanepi (EST)

STADIUM 8
Elise Mertens (BEL) /Demi Schuurs (NED) vs [7] Kiki Bertens (NED) / Johanna Larsson (SWE)
Alicja Rosolska (POL) / Abigail Spears (USA) vs Su-Wei Hsieh (TPE) / Barbora Strycova (CZE)
Daria Kasatkina (RUS) / Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova (RUS) vs Lara Arruabarrena (ESP) / Arantxa Parra Santonja (ESP)
Monique Adamczak (AUS) / Darija Jurak (CRO) vs Raquel Atawo (USA) / Anna-Lena Groenefeld (GER)

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MATCH POINTS

Serena Williams shares the best showing by a wildcard at Indian Wells - reaching the semifinal three years ago - nine years after Martina Hingis made it to the same stage.

Serena Williams is one of six former champions taking part this year, along with Victoria Azarenka, Simona Halep, Maria Sharapova, Elena Vesnina and Caroline Wozniacki.

The last No.1 seed to win the title at Indian Wells was Victoria Azarenka, who took the honours in 2012. Top-ranked Angelique Kerber fell at the last-16 stage last year.

Simona Halep can pull level with Kim Clijsters and Angelique Kerber on 20 weeks spent as World No.1 if she maintains her spot beyond this tournament.

Petra Kvitova awaits the winner of Yulia Putintseva and Alison van Uytvanck in the second round, knowing victory in that second round match will enable her to level her career-best run of 14 consecutive wins.

Martina Navratilova remains the only player to retain an Indian Wells crown, winning in both 1990 and 1991. At 34 years and 136 days in winning that second title, she also remains the oldest winner of the tournament.

Only Lindsay Davenport, on 47 wins, has more Indian Wells match victories than Maria Sharapova (38), with Caroline Wozniacki third on the list (30).

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