Bethanie Mattek-Sands (pictured) was no match for Frenchwoman Caroline Garcia.
Indian Wells, CA (SportsNetwork.com) -
Americans Victoria Duval and Bethanie Mattek-Sands each lost in the first round of the $5.9 million BNP Paribas Open tennis event at Indian Wells Tennis Garden.
Duval took the first set from Russian Alisa Kleybanova, but couldn't take advantage, with Kleybanova winning 5-7, 6-4, 6-4.
Mattek-Sands was no match for Frenchwoman Caroline Garcia, who made quick work of the American 6-3, 7-5.
Czech Barbora Zahlavova Strycova got past American Vania King 6-0, 3-6, 6-2, while Italian Francesca Schiavone took care of German Mona Barthel 3-6, 6-2, 6-2, and promising American wild card Taylor Townsend took out Italian Karin Knapp 7-6 (7-1), 6-1.