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Sharapova loses in Indian Wells 1st round

IANS  |  Los Angeles 

Russian star returned to the Indian Wells tournament after three years only to lose in the first round to Japan's in straight sets.

Osaka dominated her highly rated opponent and carved out a 6-4, 6-4 victory here on Wednesday, reports news agency.

Osaka will now play World No.31 Agnieszka Radwanska in the next round.

Meanwhile, recovered after losing the first set to American to win the game 3-6, 6-3, 6-3 and advance to the second round where she will face

Sixteen-year-old beat 94th-ranked 6-2, 6-2 to set up a second-round clash against

"I'm really proud of myself. The biggest thing (in the pros) is about being tougher mentally. I try to take things one point at a time," Anisimova told the Channel.

In a marathon battle spanning two hours and 23 minutes, Switzerland's knocked out Timea Babos 1-6, 6-1, 7-6 to set up a second-round clash with while Sachia Vickery beat Canada's 6-3, 6-4.

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First Published: Thu, March 08 2018. 14:04 IST
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