Jelena Jankovic started her title defense well, with a dominant 6-2 6-1 victory over American Coco Vandeweghe. The sixth-seeded Jankovic faced no break points during the entire match, while she broke the error-prone teenager, who was making her debut in the Indian Wells main draw, twice in the first set and three times in the second set.
Next for Jankovic is Julia Goerges, seeded No.32. If Jankovic wins that match and Ana Ivanovic wins in the third round against Barbora Zahlavova Strycova, the two Serbs will have an encounter in the fourth round.
All the players that advanced to the third round are known now and most seeded players are through, including Kim Clijsters, Vera Zvonareva and Francesca Schiavone. Only seed No.12 Petra Kvitova and seed No.30 Tsvetana Pironkova lost in the second round on Friday. Kvitova was defeated by Zahlavova Strycova, while Pironkova fell to qualifier Alize Cornet. (photo: Johan Rivera)