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

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Indian Wells Tennis 2016: Saturday Scores, Results, Updated Schedule
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The second round of the 2016 ATP and WTA BNP Paribas Open in Indian Wells, California, unfolded Saturday, and the early action featured some drama. 

But before breaking down the day's most important matches involving several of the tournament's top seeds, here's a complete look at the second-round results from the men's and women's sides.

Results

BNP Paribas at Indian Wells Results (March 12)
Men's Matchup Result Women's Matchup Result
(2) Andy Murray vs. Marcel Granollers Murray 6-4, 7-6 (3) (2) Angelique Kerber vs. Denisa Allertova Allertova 7-5, 7-5
(3) Stan Wawrinka vs. Illya Marchenko Wawrinka 6-3, 6-2 (4) Garbine Muguruza vs. Christina McHale McHale 7-5, 6-1
(6) Tomas Berdych vs. Juan Martin del Potro Berdych 7-6 (4), 6-2 Anna-Lena Friedsam vs. Darya Kasatkina Kasatkina 7-5, 6-3
(8) Richard Gasquet vs. Nicolas Mahut Gasquet 6-4, 6-1 (7) Belinda Bencic vs. Lauren Davis Bencic 6-3, 3-6, 6-3
(10) Marin Cilic vs. Ryan Harrison Cilic 6-4, 6-3 (9) Roberta Vinci vs. Margarita Gasparyan Vinci, 6-3, 6-7 (7), 7-6 (5)
(12) Milos Raonic vs. Inigo Cervantes Raonic 6-1, 6-3 (12) Timea Bacsinszky vs. Tsvetana Pironkova Bacsinszky 6-2, 6-1
(13) Gael Monfils vs. Pablo Carreno Busta Monfils 7-5, 7-6 (1) (13) Victoria Azarenka vs. Zarina Diyas Azarenka 6-3, 6-2
(15) David Goffin vs. Frances Tiafoe Goffin 3-6, 6-3, 7-6 (2) (14) Ana Ivanovic vs. Camila Giorgi Ivanovic 2-6, 6-2, 7-6 (5)
(17) Bernard Tomic vs. Rajeev Ram Tomic 6-4, 7-5 (17) Elina Svitolina vs. Annika Beck Svitolina 4-6, 7-6 (0), 6-1
(20) Viktor Troicki vs. Leonardo Mayer Mayer 7-5, 6-3 (18) Karolina Pliskova vs. Shelby Rogers Pliskova 6-2, 6-4
(22) Pablo Cuevas vs. Guido Pella Pella 6-1, 4-6, 6-4 (20) Caroline Wozniacki vs. Zhang Shuai Zhang 4-6, 7-6 (8), 7-5
(24) Nick Kyrgios vs. Albert Ramos-Vinolas Ramos-Vinolas 7-6 (4), 7-5 (21) Sloane Stephens vs. Eugenie Bouchard Bouchard 7-5, 7-5
(26) Alexandr Dolgopolov vs. Robin Haase Dolgopolov 6-4, 6-2 (25) Johanna Konta vs. Madison Brengle Konta 6-4, 6-0
(28) Jeremy Chardy vs. Andrey Kuznetsov Kuznetsov 6-4, 6-2 (26) Samantha Stosur vs. Yanina Wickmayer Stosur 2-6, 6-4, 7-6 (6)
(29) Thomaz Bellucci vs. Borna Coric Coric 6-2, 6-2 (28) Anna Schmiedlova vs. Monica Puig Puig 6-1, 6-2
(32) Joao Sousa vs. Federico Delbonis Delbonis 7-6 (6), 6-4 (31) Daria Gavrilova vs. Magdalena Rybarikova Rybarikova 2-6, 7-5, 6-4

Source: BNPParibasOpen.com

Updated Draw

Updated draws and schedules can be accessed at the tournament's official website. The men's draw can be viewed here, while the women's draw can be accessed here

Men's Breakdown and Reaction

Mark J. Terrill/Associated Press

After receiving a bye in the first round, Andy Murray took to the court for his first match at Indian Wells. And while the second set was a grind that ended in a 7-3 tiebreak, Murray withstood some solid shot-making by Marcel Granollers to secure a spot in the third round. 

The tournament's official Twitter account shared a photo of Murray celebrating with the Indian Wells faithful:

Thanks to his straight-sets victory, Murray will face Federico Delbonis, who upset 32nd-ranked Joao Sousa, 7-6 (6), 6-4, on Saturday afternoon. 

Sixth-seeded Tomas Berdych also took care of Juan Martin del Potro in straight sets. After battling through the first set and taking the tiebreak 7-4, Berdych settled in and imposed his will against the 27-year-old. 

"It's not easy [to] play against Tomas," del Potro said following the loss, according to ATPWorldTour.com. "He plays so aggressive all the time, and I had to run a lot today."

To that point, a scan of the match's final stats shows that Berdych won a stellar 89 percent of his first-serve points while holding steady in the return game. While del Potro won only 11 percent of his first-serve return points, Berdych posted a conversion rate of 31 percent.

However, Berdych can't get too comfortable. Up next is a showdown with rising star Borna Coric, who shredded Brazilian Thomaz Bellucci, 6-2, 6-2, on Saturday. The 19-year-old may not have much on his resume, but his status as a massive underdog against Berdych could allow him to play freely and open up the possibility for an upset.

Women's Breakdown and Reaction

Mark J. Terrill/Associated Press

The biggest upset of the day came on the women's side, when unranked Denisa Allertova bounced No. 2 seed Angelique Kerber in straight sets, 7-5, 7-5.

Although Kerber pushed the 23-year-old at times, the upstart youngster was up to the challenge. The WTA shared a replay of Allertova converting game point to put the world No. 2 away for good: 

"I just tried to play and just focus on every point, tried moving and playing into the court. ... I don't know, I just tried to play my best!" Allertova said following the upset, according to WTATennis.com. "Just amazing feelings right now because she's an amazing player."

Elsewhere in the world of ranked drama, No. 9 Roberta Vinci was nearly sent packing by Margarita Gasparyan, who bounced back from a shaky first set to tie things up by taking the second-set tiebreak, 9-7. 

And while Gasparyan was in control and even held a 4-0 lead in the third set, Vinci stood tall, saved two match points and won the decisive frame in another tiebreak, 7-5.

Finally, American Christina McHale nabbed her third-ever win over a top-five opponent with a thorough 7-5, 6-1, defeat of No. 4 Garbine Muguruza, which she punctuated with an easy forehand winner, as the WTA documented on Twitter:

The win could represent a turning point for McHale, who has battled through an up-and-down start to 2016 after failing to advance past the second round of all four majors a year ago. 

Although she made it as far as the semifinals at the Abierto Mexicano Telcel in Acapulco, McHale fell in straight sets at the Australian Open and retired from Monterrey in Round 2 because of dizziness. 

McHale still has work to do before she catches up to the likes of Madison Keys, Sloane Stephens and CoCo Vandeweghe, but Saturday's win could serve as a springboard as she looks to climb up the world rankings and into more esteemed territory.

Stats courtesy of ATPWorldTour.com and WTATennis.com.

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