Kuznetsova wins opener at Indian Wells

Updated: March 6, 2013, 10:40 PM ET
Associated Press

INDIAN WELLS, Calif. -- Svetlana Kuznetsova took another step forward in her comeback from a right knee injury.

Kuznetsova beat Andrea Hlavackova of the Czech Republic, 6-3, 6-1, in Wednesday's opening round of the BNP Paribas Open tennis tournament at the Indian Wells Tennis Garden.

Kuznetsova, twice a Grand Slam champion and two times a runner-up in this $10 million event, did not play following Wimbledon last season due to the injury and the former world No. 2 was ranked No. 85 ...

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