Past champions Nadal, Federer advance at Indian Wells

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Naomi Osaka's ascent to tennis' summit began last March when she claimed her first WTA title at Indian Wells and, while the world No. 1 has since clinched two successive Grand Slams, the Californian event remains her sole victory outside of the majors.

World No 1 Osaka beat Mladenovic 6-3 6-4, the win under the stadium court lights sweet revenge for the reigning United States and Australian Open champion after she lost to the same opponent in the Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships first round last month. "After that things went better for me", added the Serbian, who dominated the second set to book a third-round meeting with German Philipp Kohlschreiber, a 6-4, 6-4 victor over Australian Nick Kyrgios.

Watch: Djokovic Prepares For Indian Wells With Practice Session With WawrinkaThe Serbian will be playing for the first time since winning his 15th Grand Slam title at the Australian Open on 27 January.

"He had an unbelievable backhand cross pass, and we played a really long point ..."

The last time I played her, I lost, so anything's a bonus. He then proceeded to endure one of his worst losses, by ATP ranking, in the past eight years: a 7-6 (3), 4-6, 6-1 defeat to then-No.

When I see someone at the net, I just start thinking percentages, like, you know, 30% chance they are going to go this way, so might as well go with the higher chance - or she went this way last time, so she might go this way the other time.

"He's the best player to ever play the sport", Wawrinka said.

Williams pulled off the unlikely comeback despite failing to produce a single ace although she said her varying serve speeds were "what I needed to do".

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"I let her play her better game, so it's my fault, anyway".

She was broken four times, but proved more consistent in the bruising baseline rallies.

There was disappointment for 2011 victor Caroline Wozniacki, who fell 7-5, 2-6, 7-5 to 59th-ranked Russian Ekaterina Alexandrova.

"I had to undergo surgery and a lot of things happened".

Karolina Pliskova booked her place in the third round after a hard-fought win over qualifier Misaki Doi.

Eighth-seeded American John Isner routed Australian qualifier Alexei Popyrin 6-0, 6-2, the most lopsided win of Isner's career.

Russian 14th seed Daniil Medvedev is also through after he dismissed American Mackenzie McDonald 7-5 6-0 and he will face Filip Krajinovic next after the Serb conquered 20th-seeded Belgian David Goffin 6-3 6-3.

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