Indian Wells Gallery: Underway In Paradise
The stars of the WTA have been getting down to business in beautiful Indian Wells this week.
Published March 08, 2012 12:00
Kristina Barrois was one of 12 women who fought their way through qualies and into the main draw.
Jarmila Gajdosova fought back from 3-1 down in the third to win her first round match Wednesday.
Urszula Radwanska and Julia Goerges took part in the official draw ceremony a few days before.
Also making some pre-tournament appearances was Jelena Jankovic, the 2010 champion at Indian Wells.
Former Top 20 player Virginie Razzano and British No.1 Elena Baltacha took part in a kids clinic.
Another one of Britain's best, Anne Keothavong, served against Timea Bacsinszky in the first round.
Japanese veteran Kimiko Date-Krumm needed just 60 minutes to dispatch Pauline Parmentier, 61 63.
Sara Errani had won the clay court title in Acapulco on Saturday, but her run would come to an end.
Vania King took out Sara Errani, who was one spot out of the seedings, in a tight 76(3) 64 decision.
On Night 1, Sloane Stephens saved match point to beat Aleksandra Wozniak in a marathon, 46 75 76(7).