Sabalenka into Indian Wells Masters round 2

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Sabalenka into Indian Wells Masters round 2

Belarus' tennis player Aryna Sabalenka has qualified for the second round of the Indian Wells tournament in the USA.

The athlete defeated the USA representative Varvara Lepchenko. The 19-year-old Sabalenka will then take on Svetlana Kuznetsova from Russia.

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Two more Belarusians are yet to begin their performance in main draw of the competition in Indian Wells.

Victoria Azarenka will play against Heather Watson from Great Britain, while Aliaksandra Sasnovich's rival will be Magda Linette from Poland.

Vera Lapko could not qualify for the main draw being eliminated in the second round of qualification. 19-year-old Lapko lost to the American Sofia Kenin.

Victoria Azarenka and Aryna Sabalenka will also take part in the doubles tournament. Their first match is against Eugénie Bouchard from Canada and Sloane Stephens from the United States.