Pick a time slot during Sunday at the BNP Paribas Open, and you are likely to encounter a big name.
Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal and Serena Williams all took the floor, among others, and thrilled the fans at Indian Wells during an action-packed slate of tennis. The men finished up the second round, while the women were deeper in the bracket in the third round.
With that in mind, here is a look at the scores and more from Sunday’s slate at the BNP Paribas Open.
Scores and Schedule Information
|2015 BNP Paribas Open: Sunday Scores|
|Men's Singles||Alexandr Dolgopolov||Santiago Giraldo||6-1, 7-6|
|Men's Singles||Donald Young||Jeremy Chardy||6-4, 6-2|
|Men's Singles||Lukas Rosol||Martin Klizan||4-6, 6-0, 6-3|
|Men's Singles||Roberto Bautista Agut||Denis Istomin||6-4, 6-3|
|Men's Singles||Milos Raonic||Simone Bolelli||6-3, 6-4|
|Men's Singles||Grigor Dimitrov||Nick Kyrgios||7-6, 3-6, 7-6|
|Men's Singles||Michael Berrer||Richard Gasquet||7-6, 4-6, 3-1 (retirement)|
|Men's Singles||Robin Haase||Stan Wawrinka||6-3, 3-6, 6-3|
|Men's Singles||Jack Sock||Gilles Muller||3-6, 6-3, 7-6|
|Men's Singles||Andreas Seppi||Victor Hanescu||6-4, 6-4|
|Men's Singles||Roger Federer||Diego Schwartzman||6-4, 6-2|
|Men's Singles||Steve Johnson||Ivo Karlovic||6-3, 7-6|
|Men's Singles||Rafael Nadal||Igor Sijsling||6-4, 6-2|
|Men's Singles||Tomas Berdych||Sergiy Stakhovsky||6-1, 6-4|
|Women's Singles||Elina Svitolina||Lucie Safarova||7-6, 7-5|
|Women's Singles||Heather Watson||Agnieszka Radwanska||6-4, 6-4|
|Women's Singles||Serena Williams||Zarina Diyas||6-2, 6-0|
|Women's Singles||Timea Bacsinszky||Ekaterina Makarova||3-6, 7-5, 6-4|
|Women's Singles||Karolina Pliskova||Garbine Muguruza||7-5, 6-4|
|Women's Singles||Sloane Stephens||Svetlana Kuznetsova||7-6, 1-6, 6-4|
|Women's Singles||Carla Suarez Navarro||Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova||7-6, 6-7, 6-0|
|Women's Singles||Simona Halep||Varvara Lepchenko||6-1, 3-6, 6-1|
An updated bracket can be found here, courtesy of the event’s official website. A full schedule for both the men’s and women’s singles can be found here, also courtesy of the event’s official website.
Sunday's Marquee Results
The top seed on the women's side looked the part Sunday when Williams steamrolled her way to a straight-sets victory over challenger Zarina Diyas, 6-2, 6-0.
Williams finished with five aces, won 68 percent of her first-service points and was an impressive 6-of-12 on break points. It is nearly impossible to beat Williams as it is, and letting her win 50 percent of her break points is a recipe for disaster.
Williams commented on how she feels on the court at Indian Wells after a prolonged absence, via Melissa Isaacson of ESPN.com: "It definitely felt back to normal out there. Just trying to feel the rhythm and trying to focus on the ball more than anything else. ... I think I was able to relax because I was able to do more of the right things and not make as many mistakes as I did in my last round."
The fact that Williams is is starting to feel more relaxed and back into her normal rhythm is a scary proposition for the rest of the field.
On the men's side, Federer handled Diego Schwartzman in straight sets, 6-4, 6-2, and appeared to get stronger as the match progressed. He finished with eight aces on the match and was completely dominant on his first-service points, winning 82 percent of them.
Ben Rothenberg of the New York Times noted that Federer looked impressive and pointed out that his next match will have an intriguing storyline:
Federer lost to Andreas Seppi in the round of 32 at the Australian Open earlier this year and will undoubtedly have revenge on his mind.
Given the way Federer easily dispatched Schwartzman in Sunday's match with his impressive serving, it is difficult to see another Seppi upset. What's more, Federer should be even more motivated for this match given that last failure, which is a troublesome reality for the challenger.
Federer also owns Indian Wells as a four-time champion and will knock off Seppi as his next step toward a possible fifth crown.
Elsewhere in the men's bracket, Nadal handled Igor Sijsling in straight sets, 6-4, 6-2. Nadal certainly wasn't overpowering in the match and only finished with a single ace, but he was surgical in his technique. The result was never really in doubt even though Sijsling challenged the southpaw in the first set.
While Nadal only tallied one ace, he did win an astounding 22 of 23 first-service points for a 95 percent clip. It is going to be difficult to beat Nadal if he wins points like that throughout the tournament.
There was one upset of note Sunday as well as Robin Haase knocked off Stanislas Wawrinka in a three-set thriller, 6-3, 3-6, 6-3. Wawrinka is one of the big names of the sport who has challenged some of the superstars in the past, but he will not get the opportunity to do so in Indian Wells this year.