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Rafael Nadal of Spain returns a shot to Filip Krajinovic of Serbia at the BNP Paribas Open tennis tournament Wednesday

Top seed Naomi Osaka began her title defence with a 6-3, 6-4 win over Kristina Mladenovic, who just two weeks ago upset the world number one in the Dubai Open.

Williams booked a third-round clash with fellow American Christina McHale, a 6-4, 3-6, 6-4 victor over 30th-seeded Russian Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova.

Djokovic was playing his first match since winning the Australian Open in January and conceded an early break to his 25-year-old American opponent, ranked 128th.

"After that things went better for me", said Djokovic, who dominated the second set to book a third-round meeting with German Philipp Kohlschreiber, a 6-4, 6-4 victor over Australian Nick Kyrgios.

Gojowczyk managed to complete a service game before Federer sealed the first set lead with a vicious serve after 24 minutes.

Russian 14th seed Daniil Medvedev is also through after he dismissed American Mackenzie McDonald 7-5 6-0 and he will face Filip Krajinovic next after the Serb conquered 20th-seeded Belgian David Goffin 6-3 6-3. "I kept playing really great players in every round and I was just like, I'm here for a good time, you know", she said.

The Australian beat Nadal, former world number three Stan Wawrinka, ninth-ranked John Isner and number three Alexander Zverev on route the title in Mexico.

Taking everything into consideration, I am going to pick Rafael Nadal to win this match.

Filip Krajinovic of Serbia returns a shot to Rafael Nadal of Spain at the BNP Paribas Open tennis tournament Wednesday
Filip Krajinovic of Serbia returns a shot to Rafael Nadal of Spain at the BNP Paribas Open tennis tournament Wednesday

After beating Fratangelo 7-6, 6-2, he said: I don't get to see Pete that often.

Djokovic, playing his first match since winning a record seventh Australian Open, next faces German Philipp Kohlschreiber, a 6-4, 6-4 victor over Australian Nick Kyrgios.

After a good performance resulting in a first round loss in Dubai to Roger Federer, the German will be pleased with his first round performance here against Mexican Open champion Nick Kyrgios.

"I really played bad", she said, "and in the end of the match she definitely played better than me".

Action opened on stadium court with 18-year-old Canadian Felix Auger-Aliassime powering past Greece's Stefanos Tsitsipas, 6-4, 6-2, for his first win over a top-10 player.

Fourth-seeded Federer said he was relieved not to go to a second-set tiebreaker after falling behind 3-1 to the free-swinging German who is ranked 85th in the world.

Earlier in the day, Japan's Kei Nishikori narrowly avoided a second round defeat to Frenchman Adrian Mannarino before battling through 6-4 4-6 7-6 (4).

The score line was 6-3, 6-2, 6-3 in the Serbian tennis star's favour.

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