In an opening round all-American affair at the 2013 BNP Paribas Open in Indian Wells, Calif., it was Madison Keys advancing to the second round after her 6-4, 4-6, 6-3 win over Melanie Oudin. Oudin took control of the match in the second set, but wasn't able to keep it going in the third set.
"Honestly I didn't think it was a very good match from either of us, particularly the first set," Oudin said. "I just thought we both made so many errors. It got better as the match went on, but the first set was terrible, just the amount of mistakes we were both making. Our matches are usually good. It's hard playing a friend, another American ... she knows what I'll do and I know what she'll do."
Keys will next face the seventh-seeded Samantha Stosur in round two.
Also advancing was former world number five Daniela Hantuchova, who battled back from a 3-1 third set deficit to beat French qualifier Stéphanie Foretz Gacon, 6-3, 3-6, 6-4.
"This tournament means a lot to me so I'm happy I won today and made it through," said Hantuchova.
Hantuchova advances to face her second round opponent, the top-seeded Victoria Azarenka.