Second-seeded Radwanska wins Indian Wells opener

Last Updated: Saturday, March 8, 2014 - 10:33

Second-seeded Agnieszka Radwanska reached the third round of the WTA and ATP Masters hard court tournament at Indian Wells on Friday with a straight-sets win over British qualifier Heather Watson.

Poland`s Radwanska, ranked number three in the world, needed one hour and 24 minutes to get past the 134th-ranked Watson 6-4, 6-3. She next faces either Russian Elena Vesnina or Germany`s Annika Beck.

"The first match is always challenging," said Radwanska, who like all 32 men`s and women`s seeds enjoyed a first-round bye.

In a match littered with service breaks, she held serve to finish out the match, giving herself another reason to celebrate a day after her 25th birthday.

AFP

First Published: Saturday, March 8, 2014 - 10:33

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