Indian Wells Tennis 2016: Friday Scores, Results, Updated Schedule

Mike Norris@@MikeNorrisBRFeatured ColumnistMarch 12, 2016

Serena Williams, of the United States, runs to return a shot from Laura Siegemund, of Germany, at the BNP Paribas Open tennis tournament, Friday, March 11, 2016, in Indian Wells, Calif. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)
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Matches continued for the fifth day on Friday in the BNP Paribas Open from Indian Wells, California. Both the men and women were on the court in singles and doubles competitions.

The full day was magnified by the fact it was the first time Serena and Venus Williams had played Indian Wells together since 2001.

Let's take a look at Friday's results as well as Saturday's schedule:

2016 BNP Paribas Open: Friday Results
Men's Singles Round 1
Bjorn Fratangelo (USA)66
Teymuraz Gabashvili (RUS)44
Denis Istomin (UZB)361
Denis Kudla (USA)626
Ernests Gulbis (LAT)26(2)
Guillermo Garcia-Lopez (ESP)67
Mikhail Youzhny (RUS)726
Aljaz Bedene (GBR)563
Pierre-Hugues Herbert (FRA)476(5)
Jozef Kovalik (SVK)66(9)7
Jiri Vesely (CZE)462
Thiemo De Bakker (NED)646
Vincent Millot (FRA)66
Mackenzie McDonald (USA)13
Gilles Muller (LUX)76
Victor Estrella Burgos (DOM)53
Peter Polansky (CAN)6(4)3
Fernando Verdasco (ESP)76
Ivan Dodig (CRO)653
Alexander Zverev (GER)376
Jared Donaldson (USA)6(5)73
Vasek Pospisil (CAN)76(2)6
Lukas Rosol (CZE)634
Adrian Mannarino (FRA)466
John Millman (AUS)66
Alexander Sarkissian (USA)20
Mikhail Kukushkin (KAZ)76
Daniel Munoz De La Nava (ESP)6(1)2
Michael Berrer (GER)756
Juan Monaco (ARG)674
Donald Young (USA)643
Andreas Seppi (ITA)466
Women's Singles Round 2
Serena Williams (USA)66
Laura Siegemund (GER)21
Yulia Putintseva (KAZ)66
Kristina Mladenovic (FRA)44
Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova (RUS)274
Kateryna Bondarenko (UKR)66(1)6
Lesia Tsurenko (UKR)66
Sara Errani (ITA)43
Venus Williams (USA)43
Kurumi Nara (JPN)66
Barbora Strycova (CZE)567
Andrea Petkovic (GER)745
Ekaterina Makarova (RUS)66
Lucie Hradecka (CZE)44
Vania King (USA)11
Simona Halep (ROU)66
Agnieszka Radwanska (POL)637
Dominika Cibulkova (SVK)365
Heather Watson (GBR)462
Monica Niculescu (ROU)626
Jelena Jankovic (SRB)66
Carina Witthoeft (GER)13
CoCo Vandeweghe (USA)66
Svetlana Kuznetsova (RUS)43
Lucie Safarova (CZE)34
Yaroslava Shvedova (KAZ)66
Nicole Gibbs (USA)66
Madison Keys (USA)33
Sabine Lisicki (GER)742
Johanna Larsson (SWE)566
Danka Kovinic (MNE)366(5)
Petra Kvitova (CZE)647
Men's Doubles Round 1
R. Gasquet (FRA) B. Paire (FRA)364
P. Kohlschreiber (GER) / D. Thiem (AUT)6410
H. Kontinen (FIN) J. Peers (AUS)6(6)5
T. Bellucci (BRA) / G. Pella (ARG)77
J. Isner (USA) M. Raonic (CAN)76(5)10
C. Fleming (GBR) / A. Murray (GBR)578
R. Bautista Agut (ESP) V. Troicki (SRB)2610
P. Cuevas (URU) / M. Granollers (ESP)634
J. Chardy (FRA) F. Martin (FRA)66
S. Johnson (USA) / S. Querrey (USA)43
Women's Doubles Round 1
M. Hingis (SUI) S. Mirza (IND)67
C. Dellacqua (AUS) / S. Stosur (AUS)35
D. Kasatkina (RUS) E. Vesnina (RUS)66
A. Rodionova (AUS) / G. Voskoboeva (KAZ)43
A. Medina Garrigues (ESP) A. Parra Santonja (ESP)6(2)1
K. Bondarenko (UKR) / O. Savchuk (UKR)76
B. Mattek-Sands (USA) C. Vandeweghe (USA)77
G. Dabrowski (CAN) / M. Martinez Sanchez (ESP)6(4)5
2016 BNP Paribas: Saturday Schedule
PlayerPlayerTime (ET)Venue
Denisa Allertova (CZE)Angelique Kerber (GER)11:00 amSTADIUM 1
Tomas Berdych (CZE)Juan Martin Del Potro (ARG)FollowingSTADIUM 1
Marcel Granollers (ESP)Andy Murray (GBR)FollowingSTADIUM 1
Sloane Stephens (USA)Eugenie Bouchard (CAN)FollowingSTADIUM 1
Illya Marchenko (UKR)Stan Wawrinka (SUI)Not Before 7:00 pmSTADIUM 1
Ana Ivanovic (SRB)Camila Giorgi (ITA)Not Before 8:30 pmSTADIUM 1
Inigo Cervantes (ESP)Milos Raonic (CAN)11:00 amSTADIUM 2
Gael Monfils (FRA)Pablo Carreno Busta (ESP)FollowingSTADIUM 2
Christina Mchale (USA)Garbine Muguruza (ESP)FollowingSTADIUM 2
Ryan Harrison (USA)Marin Cilic (CRO)FollowingSTADIUM 2
Rafael Nadal (ESP)/Fernando Verdasco (ESP)Bob Bryan (USA)/Mike Bryan (USA)Not Before 6:00 pmSTADIUM 2
Richard Gasquet (FRA)Nicolas Mahut (FRA)11:00 amSTADIUM 3
Belinda Bencic (SUI)Lauren Davis (USA)FollowingSTADIUM 3
Borna Coric (CRO)Thomaz Bellucci (BRA)FollowingSTADIUM 3
Victoria Azarenka (BLR)Zarina Diyas (KAZ)FollowingSTADIUM 3
David Goffin (BEL)Frances Tiafoe (USA)FollowingSTADIUM 3
Johanna Konta (GBR)Madison Brengle (USA)11:00 amSTADIUM 4
Albert Ramos-Vinolas (ESP)Nick Kyrgios (AUS)FollowingSTADIUM 4
Shelby Rogers (USA)Karolina Pliskova (CZE)FollowingSTADIUM 4
Jeremy Chardy (FRA)Andrey Kuznetsov (RUS)FollowingSTADIUM 4
Shuai Zhang (CHN)Caroline Wozniacki (DEN)Not Before 6:00 pmSTADIUM 4
Joao Sousa (POR)Federico Delbonis (ARG)11:00 amSTADIUM 5
Tsvetana Pironkova (BUL)Timea Bacsinszky (SUI)FollowingSTADIUM 5
Guido Pella (ARG)Pablo Cuevas (URU)FollowingSTADIUM 5
Samantha Stosur (AUS)Yanina Wickmayer (BEL)FollowingSTADIUM 5
Feliciano Lopez (ESP)/Marc Lopez (ESP)Rohan Bopanna (IND)/Florin Mergea (ROU)FollowingSTADIUM 5
Margarita Gasparyan (RUS)Roberta Vinci (ITA)11:00 amSTADIUM 6
Bernard Tomic (AUS)Rajeev Ram (USA)FollowingSTADIUM 6
Carla Suarez Navarro (ESP)Daria Kasatkina (RUS)FollowingSTADIUM 6
Aisam-Ul-Haq Qureshi (PAK)/Gilles Simon (FRA)Vasek Pospisil (CAN)/Jack Sock (USA)FollowingSTADIUM 6
Jamie Murray (GBR)/Bruno Soares (BRA)Treat Huey (PHI)/Martin Klizan (SVK)FollowingSTADIUM 6
Robin Haase (NED)Alexandr Dolgopolov (UKR)11:00 amSTADIUM 7
Monica Puig (PUR)Anna Karolina Schmiedlova (SVK)FollowingSTADIUM 7
Viktor Troicki (SRB)Leonardo Mayer (ARG)FollowingSTADIUM 7
Pierre-Hugues Herbert (FRA)/Nicolas Mahut (FRA)Grigor Dimitrov (BUL)/Max Mirnyi (BLR)FollowingSTADIUM 7
Magdalena Rybarikova (SVK)Daria Gavrilova (AUS)11:00 amSTADIUM 9
Elina Svitolina (UKR)Annika Beck (GER)FollowingSTADIUM 9
Raquel Atawo (USA)/Abigail Spears (USA)Denisa Allertova (CZE)/Petra Kvitova (CZE)FollowingSTADIUM 9
Andreja Klepac (SLO)/Katarina Srebotnik (SLO)Kiki Bertens (NED)/Johanna Larsson (SWE)FollowingSTADIUM 9

While No. 1 Serena Williams cruised in her match against Germany's Laura Siegemund (6-2, 6-1), her sister Venus was not so fortunate.

The elder Williams sister lost her second-round matchup against Japan's Kurumi Nara in straight sets (6-4, 6-3). 

Nara didn't hold back when describing her emotions following the victory, per Ben Rothenberg of the New York Times: "This is the biggest win for my career, so I’m very happy."

Mark J. Terrill/Associated Press

Williams, who had boycotted the tournament the past 14 years after she was booed when she withdrew for a scheduled match against Serena, seemed to find a silver lining on the day, per Rothenberg.

"Just being here, just being on the practice court and on site has been so positive and such a great experience," she said. "It just shows that, yeah, you know, that you can always come back home, I guess. You can always go home."

Elsewhere, Simona Halep eased into the third round with a comprehensive 6-1, 6-1 victory over home favourite Vania King.

The American failed to win a single service game on the day, with Halep simply too good from the back of the court. 

The first round of the men's singles got under way on Friday, as Juan Martin del Potro returned to the BNP Paribas Open stage with a straight-sets victory over qualifier Tim Smyczek.

J Pat Carter/Associated Press

The Argentinian hasn't played at Indian Wells since back in 2013, but he appeared at home on the court and dropped just 11 service points in his 6-4, 6-0 triumph.

Despite his solid performance, Del Potro admitted after the match he expected to struggle on Centre Court but conceded his display was the result of hard work, via ATP World Tour:

I think I played well, but I am so happy to be playing tennis again. I missed the sport a lot, suffering at home as I tried to fix my wrist. It's great to be at this big tournament, playing on Centre Court and being around the top guys. It's very positive just to be here. I think I surprised myself with my level. I didn't expect to play that well tonight. I have worked hard to be competitive.

The 27-year-old will face sixth seed Tomas Berdych in the second round, and his excellent record against the Czech star suggests he could surprise himself yet again.

World No. 92 Marcel Granollers enjoyed a similarly easy day at the office, as he needed just 60 minutes to dispose of Damir Dzumhur 6-1, 6-0.

The Spaniard won't have it so simple in Round 2, though, as he takes on Andy Murray.

Matches continue on Saturday and start at 11 a.m. in Stadiums 1-7 and 9. American Jack Sock kicks off the action on Saturday, as he meets German Michael Berrer, who emerged victorious from a gruelling three-setter against Juan Monaco on Friday.


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