ATP Tour

Nadal breezes into third round

Rafael Nadal (AFP)
Rafael Nadal (AFP)

Indian Wells - Rafael Nadal opened his Indian Wells campaign on a successful note Sunday, blitzing Igor Sijsling 6-4, 6-2 in the second round of the WTA and ATP hardcourt tournament.

The 28-year-old Spaniard, who has won this event three times, advances to the next round where he will face American Donald Young.

The 14-time Grand Slam winner came into the California desert hardcourt tournament after winning the title in Buenos Aires.

Nadal, who is seeded third, broke Sijsling three times and only lost one point on his first serve (22 of 23) in the 62-minute center court match.

Results at the ATP and WTA BNP Paribas Open tennis tournament on Sunday:

Women

3rd rd

Serena Williams (USA x1) bt Zarina Diyas (KAZ x28) 6-2, 6-0

Heather Watson (GBR) bt Agnieszka Radwanska (POL x7) 6-4, 6-4

Elina Svitolina (UKR x23) bt Lucie Safarova (CZE x10) 7-6 (7/5), 7-5

Timea Bacsinszky (SUI x27) bt Ekaterina Makarova (RUS x8) 3-6, 7-5, 6-4

Karolna Pliskova (CZE x14) bt Garbine Muguruza (ESP x19) 7-5, 6-4

Simona Halep (ROM x3) bt Varvara Lepchenko (USA x26) 6-1, 3-6, 6-1

Carla Surez (ESP x12) bt Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova (RUS) 7-6 (7/4), 6-7 (5/7), 6-0

Sloane Stephens (USA) bt Svetlana Kuznetsova (RUS x22) 7-6 (7/4), 1-6, 6-4

Men

2nd rd

Milos Raonic (CAN x6) bt Simone Bolelli (ITA) 6-3, 6-4

Aleksandr Dolgopolov (UKR) bt Santiago Giraldo (COL) 6-1, 7-6 (7/4)

Donald Young (USA) bt Jeremy Chardy (FRA x31) 6-4, 6-2

Lukas Rosol (CZE) bt Martin Klizan (SVK) 4-6, 6-0, 6-3

Grigor Dimitrov (BUL x11) bt Nick Kyrgios (AUS) 7-6 (7/2), 3-6, 7-6 (7/4)

Michael Berrer (GER) bt Richard Gasquet (FRA x22) 7-6 (8/6), 4-6, 3-1 abandon

Robin Haase (NED) bt Stanislas Wawrinka (SUI x7) 6-3, 3-6, 6-3

Roberto Bautista (ESP x15) bt Denis Istomin (UZB) 6-4, 6-3

Andreas Seppi (ITA x30) bt Victor Hanescu (ROM) 6-4, 6-4

Rafael Nadal (ESP x3) bt Igor Sijsling (NED) 6-4, 6-2

Jack Sock (USA) bt Gilles Muller (LUX x33) 3-6, 6-3, 7-6 (9/7)

Roger Federer (SUI x2) bt Diego Schwartzman (ARG) 6-4, 6-2

Steve Johnson (USA) bt Ivo Karlovic (CRO/N.21) 6-3, 7-6 (7/5)

Gilles Simon (FRA) bt Malek Jaziri (TUN) 6-3, 4-6, 6-2

Tommy Robredo (ESP x17) bt Andrey Golubev (KAZ) 6-4, 6-7 (5/7), 6-4

Tomas Berdych (CZE x9) bt Sergiy Stakhovsky (UKR) 6-1, 6-4

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