Indian Wells 2014 Results: Day 3 Scores, Updated Bracket and Day 4 Schedule

Joseph ZuckerFeatured ColumnistMarch 9, 2014

INDIAN WELLS, CA - MARCH 08:  Roger Federer of Switzerland waits to receive a serve from Paul-Henri Mathieu of France during the BNP Paribas Open at Indian Wells Tennis Garden on March 8, 2014 in Indian Wells, California.  Federer won 6-2, 7-6(5).  (Photo by Stephen Dunn/Getty Images)
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The temperatures weren't the only thing heating up on Saturday in Indian Wells, Calif., at the 2014 BNP Paribas Open.

The women's singles draw really kicked into gear on Friday with the beginning of the second round, and it only took a few hours for the first major scalp to be claimed. No. 3 Victoria Azarenka was upset in straight sets by Lauren Davis.

Second-round play continued into Saturday, joined by the men's singles draw as well. With the top men's players in the world entering the fray, the chances of seeing a couple of major upsets increased, adding a lot more excitement to the tournament.

Here's a look at the scores from Saturday and two of the bigger developments from the rounds.

Day 3 Results
Women's Singles 2nd RoundScore
Alisa Kleybanova def. (32) Garbine Muguruza6-3, 6-2
(11) Ana Ivanovic def. Elina Svitolina4-6, 7-5, 7-6(1)
(16) Samantha Stosur def. Francesca Schiavone6-2, 6-3
Maria-Teresa Torro-Flor def. (5) Angelique Kerber2-6, 7-6(5), 6-4
Camila Giorgi def. (25) Sorana Cirstea7-6(3), 6-3
(4) Maria Sharapova def. Julia Goerges6-1, 6-4
(23) Ekaterina Makarova def. Monica Niculescu5-7, 7-6(3), 6-3
(12) Dominika Cibulkova def. Donna Vekic6-3, 6-2
(8) Petra Kvitova def. Coco Vandeweghe6-1, 6-3
(27) Svetlana Kuznetsova def. Barbora Zahlavova Strycova6-3, 6-3
Karolina Pliskova def. (28) Klara Zakopalova7-5, 6-2
(1) Li Na def. Jie Zheng6-1, 7-5
Aleksandra Wozniak def. (15) Sabine Lisicki7-5, 1-6, 7-6(5)
(21) Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova def. Caroline Garcia6-4, 7-5
(20) Flavia Pennetta def. Taylor Townsend6-3. 7-6(5), 6-4
(17) Sloane Stephens def. Ajla Tomljanovic6-4, 6-0
Men's Singles 2nd Round
(7) Roger Federer def. Paul-Henri Mathieu6-2, 7-6(5)
(5) Andy Murray def. Lukas Rosol4-6, 6-3, 6-2
(11) Tommy Haas def. Jeremy Chardy6-3, 6-4
(19) Kei Nishikori def. Santiago Giraldo6-1, 6-3
(3) Stanislas Wawrinka def. Ivo Karlovic6-3, 7-5
(17) Kevin Anderson def. Lleyton Hewitt7-6(5), 6-4
Alejandro Falla def. (18) Jerzy Janowicz6-3, 2-6, 7-6(5)
(10) Milos Raonic def. Edouard Roger-Vasselin7-6(4), 4-6, 7-6(2)
(13) Fabio Fognini def. Ryan Harrison5-7, 6-1, 6-4
(29) Andreas Seppi def. Sam Querrey4-6, 7-6(3), 6-3
(14) Evgeny Donskoy def. Michael Russell6-4, 6-3
(28) Alexandr Dolgopolov def. Tim Smyczek7-6(3), 6-4
(27) Dmitry Tursunov def. Juan Monaco7-6(4), 6-4
Jiri Vesely def. (32) Pablo Andujar6-1, 2-6, 6-1
(23) Gael Monfils def. Sergiy Stakhovsky6-2, 6-4
No. 1 Rafael Nadal def. Radek Stepanek2-6, 6-4, 7-5
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Business as Usual

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Aside from a few upsets here and there, Saturday's action went according to plan. It was rather anticlimactic, unfortunately. Across both draws, only seven seeded players were knocked out, and most of them were down in the 15-30 range, so these weren't earth-shattering results.

Top-seeded Li Na, No. 4 Mara Sharapova and No. 8 Petra Kvitova are all through on the women's side, while No. 1 Rafael Nadal, No. 3 Stanislas Wawrinka, No. 5 Andy Murray and No. 7 Roger Federer advanced on the men's side.

Of those seven players, five prevailed in straight sets. Only Murray and Nadal were pushed to three. With Murray, though, it was pretty clear after the second set that he would cruise over Lukas Rosol in the third, and so he did.

It's progress for Murray, as he lost his opening match at Indian Wells in both 2011 and 2012, per Ben Rotherberg of the New York Times:

Nadal very nearly became the first No. 1 seed to go down. Radek Stepanek pushed Nadal to the limit.

The Spaniard's second serve was nowhere to be seen all match. According to ATPTour.com, he won 39 percent of his second-service points, while also racking up eight double faults. This is the most of his career, including five-set matches, per Josh Meiseles of ATPWorldTour.com:

It may sound cliched, but the best players in the world are the ones who prevail despite being off their best. That's exactly what Nadal did.

 

Not a Good Day to Be a German

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Angelique Kerber, Julia Goerges and Sabine Lisicki. They're all German women, and they all lost on Saturday. All three losses came within an hour of one another, per Sports Illustrated's Beyond the Baseline:

The defeat for Goerges wasn't all that surprising. She was facing off against fourth-seeded Maria Sharapova, so a straight-set loss was expected.

Sharapova did her best to play up Goerges' ability after the match, per WTATennis.com:

She's also a tricky opponent, and she's capable of playing good tennis. She hasn't been as consistent with her results as she probably would have liked to be recently, but she's had her results and she's beaten top players before, so it's never easy facing her in your first match.

Few would have seen the upsets to Kerber and Lisicki coming. Well, maybe not so much for Lisicki. The biggest knocks on the 24-year-old are that she's inconsistent and prone to throwing away a healthy lead.

She was both of those things in her three-set loss to Aleksandra Wozniak.

Lisicki should have had the match wrapped up in the third-set tiebreak, but she choked in a big way:

Kerber was the second top-five player upset in as many days, the other being No. 3 Victoria Azarenka, per Douglas Robson of USA Today:

This is the second tournament in a row in which the 26-year-old German has lost her opening match. She was beaten by Ana Ivanovic in the first round of the Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships.

She'll want to start performing much better ahead of the French Open. Her best finish at Roland Garros is a quarterfinal appearance in 2012, but right now, she'll be lucky to advance past the third or fourth round.

 

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