Sania Mirza overcame Kristina Barrois's challenge to reach the second round of the Indian Wells tournament here on Wednesday. Sania won 4-6, 6-2, 6-4.

Date-Krumm breezed past Pauline Parmentier of France 6-1, 6-3 and American Vania King surprised world No. 31 Sara Errani of Italy 7-6(3), 6-4 as the women's draw of the WTA and ATP Masters joint tournament got underway.

Other results:

Carla Suarez Navarro bt Tsvetana Pironkova 6-4, 6-2; Sorana Cirstea bt Iveta Benesova 4-6, 7-5, 7-6(5); Elena Vesnina bt Casey Dellaqua 6-4, 7-5.— Agencies