Indian Wells Photos: Best Of Day 1
Vera Dushevina was one of many WTA stars showing off perfect technique on Day 1. Check it out.
Published March 10, 2011 12:00
First round action kicked off Wednesday as American Vania King took on Argentina's Gisela Dulko.
Gisela Dulko trailed 62 20 but the Latin American No.1 rallied to score a 26 63 62 victory.
Vera Dushevina had never taken a set in three previous meetings against Bethanie Mattek-Sands.
That trend continued as Bethanie Mattek-Sands scored a 64 64 win in an hour and 39 minutes.
Coco Vandeweghe rallied to beat Edina Gallovits-Hall and will face Jelena Jankovic in the 64s.
Zuzana Ondraskova broke Lauren Davis five times and never lost her own serve to prevail, 62 61.
Kristina Barrois wiped her brow as Lucie Safarova fired 18 aces on her to win in three sets.
Timea Bacsinszky battled over two hours to send Olga Govortsova home in three sets, 75 26 63.
Kimiko Date-Krumm beat Yaroslava Shvedova, 64 75. Date-Krumm first played Indian Wells in 1991.
In the feature night match on Stadium 1, American Melanie Oudin beat Elena Vesnina, 76(2) 62.