French tennis player Kristina Mladenovic overcame the barrier of the first round of the Indian Wells tournament, defeating Chinese Zheng SaiSai in two sets – 7/5, 6/2.
For 1 hour and 34 minutes of the match, the 65th racket of the world, 25-year-old Kristina, recorded six breaks and two aces, having made a mistake twice when serving. Her age-mate, Zheng SaiSai, who occupies the 39th place in the world classification, took the opponent’s pitch three times, made two aces and six double faults.
Before each other athletes have not met. In the second round of the BNP Paribas Open competition, Mladenovic will fight Japanese Naomi Osaka.