The two-time Grand Slam champion, Naomi Osaka has settled for her first loss as the World Number one in the opening round of the Dubai Open as she defeated the French woman, Kristina Mladenovic in the round-of-64 of the Indian Wells 2019.
A break to begin the second set put her in complete control before another gritty hold for 4-2, although there would be a brief stumble.
Wawrinka won a taut thriller against 29th-seeded Hungarian Marton Fucsovics 6-4, 6-7 (5/7), 7-5, finally sealing it on his fifth match point after three hours and 24 minutes when Fucsovics lofted a lob long. "Novak said he is pain-free and I knew he would return to his best, although it did surprise me how quickly he managed to do that".
That victory gave the Serbian his third consecutive Grand Slam title after last year's Wimbledon and US Open triumphs. "I've never been a defending champion before - that's new and I was really nervous", said Osaka after her victory.
Djokovic sprinted over to the stands to shake hands with his idol, 14-times Grand Slam champion Pete Sampras, immediately after the 7-6 (7-5) 6-2 win.
"Today I just fought and tried my hardest, waited for opportunities and sometimes created them", said Williams, now ranked 36th in the world.
"Honestly, a double break is not ideal against a great server, especially a left-handed server".
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"I think I created some opportunities. He was the world No 17 at that point and I said to him he would be No 1 in 12 months", Janko Tipsarevic said.
Nadal added: "I play in Indian Wells then let's what happens with Miami".
Williams pulled off the unlikely comeback despite failing to produce a single ace although she said her varying serve speeds were "what I needed to do".
The German had already broken four times and was in complete control before Klizan called it quits.
Kvitova racked up 10 aces, but also 10 double faults, and despite more than doubling Williams' total of winners (38 to 15), she also more than doubled her total of unforced errors (56 to 25).
Rattled but not out, Kvitova once again mustered the lead in the third, but it wasn't to be, as Williams reeled off three straight games to steal the 4-6, 7-5, 6-4 victory. "I still feel like I have a lot to learn".
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.