Naomi Osaka, of Japan, waits for a serve from Kristina Mladenovic, of France, at the BNP Paribas Open tennis tournament Saturday, March 9, 2019, in Indian Wells, Calif. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)
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Novak Djokovic and Naomi Osaka, both ranked No. 1 in the world, cruised to straight-set victories at the BNP Paribas Open on Saturday night.It was Djokovic's 50th match win at the tournament, his highest total at any ATP Masters 1000 event.It was Osaka's first match since ascending to the No. 1 ranking.Afterward, Djokovic went over to greet former No. 1 Pete Sampras, who sat courtside.Venus Williams outlasted No. 3 seed Petra Kvitova 4-6, 7-5, 6-4 in the second round.Other seeded winners were: No. 5 Karolina Pliskova, No. 9 Aryna Sabalenka, No. 11 Anastasija Sevastova, No. 21 Anett Kontaveit and No. 24 Lesia Tsurenko.In the women's draw, No. 13 Caroline Wozniacki, No. 17 Madison Keys, No. 26 Carla Suarez Navarro, No. 28 Donna Vekic and No. 30 Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova lost.
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