INDIAN WELLS: Justine Henin beat Magdalena Rybarikova 6-2, 6-2 in the first round of the BNP Paribas Open on Wednesday, her first competitive match since a surprising run to the Australian Open final in January.

The results: Women: First round: Virginie Razzano bt Kristina Barrois 6-3, 6-4; Sorana Cirstea bt Kaia Kanepi 6-7(1), 6-3, 6-4; Vera Dushevina bt Jelena Dokic 6-0, 6-3; Patty Schnyder bt Tathiana Garbin 6-1, 6-2; Olga Govortsova bt Iveta Benesova 6-0, 4-6, 7-6(8); Polona Hercog bt Ioana Raluca Olaru 7-5, 6-4; Peng Shuai bt Ekaterina Makarova 6-1, 2-6, 6-4; Kimiko Date Krumm bt Melinda Czink 6-2, 6-2; Anna Chakvetadze bt Anne Keothavong 2-6, 6-3, 6-1; Vania King bt Christina McHale 7-5, 6-3; Kirsten Flipkens bt Timea Bacsinszky 7-6(4), 6-7(5), 6-1; Jill Craybas bt Eleni Daniilidou 6-0, 7-5; Elena Baltacha bt Alexa Glatch 6-3, 6-7(3), 6-4; Tamarine Tanasugarn bt Edina Gallovits 6-2, 6-3; Alicia Molik bt Tatjana Malek 6-1, 6-3; Justine Henin bt Magdalena Rybarikova 6-2, 6-2 . — AP

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