Serena tops Victoria Azarenka 7-5, 6-3 at Indian Wells

Serena tops Victoria Azarenka 7-5, 6-3 at Indian Wells

INDIAN WELLS, Calif. (AP) — Serena Williams met Victoria Azarenka in the second round of the BNP Paribas Open, but it seemed more like a final.

Each a two-time winner at the event, Williams edged her friend and rival 7-5, 6-3 on Friday night in a display of fierce forehands and shot-making.

Both returned from maternity leave a year ago at the desert tournament.

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