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

Alec NathanFeatured ColumnistMarch 13, 2016

Andy Murray, of Great Britain, returns a hit from Marcel Granollers during their match at the BNP Paribas Open tennis tournament, Saturday, March 12, 2016, in Indian Wells, Calif. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)
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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 MatchupResultWomen's MatchupResult
(2) Andy Murray vs. Marcel GranollersMurray 6-4, 7-6 (3)(2) Angelique Kerber vs. Denisa AllertovaAllertova 7-5, 7-5
(3) Stan Wawrinka vs. Illya MarchenkoWawrinka 6-3, 6-2(4) Garbine Muguruza vs. Christina McHaleMcHale 7-5, 6-1
(6) Tomas Berdych vs. Juan Martin del PotroBerdych 7-6 (4), 6-2Anna-Lena Friedsam vs. Darya KasatkinaKasatkina 7-5, 6-3
(8) Richard Gasquet vs. Nicolas MahutGasquet 6-4, 6-1(7) Belinda Bencic vs. Lauren DavisBencic 6-3, 3-6, 6-3
(10) Marin Cilic vs. Ryan HarrisonCilic 6-4, 6-3(9) Roberta Vinci vs. Margarita GasparyanVinci, 6-3, 6-7 (7), 7-6 (5)
(12) Milos Raonic vs. Inigo CervantesRaonic 6-1, 6-3(12) Timea Bacsinszky vs. Tsvetana PironkovaBacsinszky 6-2, 6-1
(13) Gael Monfils vs. Pablo Carreno BustaMonfils 7-5, 7-6 (1)(13) Victoria Azarenka vs. Zarina DiyasAzarenka 6-3, 6-2
(15) David Goffin vs. Frances TiafoeGoffin 3-6, 6-3, 7-6 (2)(14) Ana Ivanovic vs. Camila GiorgiIvanovic 2-6, 6-2, 7-6 (5)
(17) Bernard Tomic vs. Rajeev RamTomic 6-4, 7-5(17) Elina Svitolina vs. Annika BeckSvitolina 4-6, 7-6 (0), 6-1
(20) Viktor Troicki vs. Leonardo MayerMayer 7-5, 6-3(18) Karolina Pliskova vs. Shelby RogersPliskova 6-2, 6-4
(22) Pablo Cuevas vs. Guido PellaPella 6-1, 4-6, 6-4(20) Caroline Wozniacki vs. Zhang ShuaiZhang 4-6, 7-6 (8), 7-5
(24) Nick Kyrgios vs. Albert Ramos-VinolasRamos-Vinolas 7-6 (4), 7-5(21) Sloane Stephens vs. Eugenie BouchardBouchard 7-5, 7-5
(26) Alexandr Dolgopolov vs. Robin HaaseDolgopolov 6-4, 6-2(25) Johanna Konta vs. Madison BrengleKonta 6-4, 6-0
(28) Jeremy Chardy vs. Andrey KuznetsovKuznetsov 6-4, 6-2(26) Samantha Stosur vs. Yanina WickmayerStosur 2-6, 6-4, 7-6 (6)
(29) Thomaz Bellucci vs. Borna CoricCoric 6-2, 6-2(28) Anna Schmiedlova vs. Monica PuigPuig 6-1, 6-2
(32) Joao Sousa vs. Federico DelbonisDelbonis 7-6 (6), 6-4(31) Daria Gavrilova vs. Magdalena RybarikovaRybarikova 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

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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.