Vera Zvonareva, of Russia, returns a shot against Peng Shuai, of China, during a first round match at the BNP Paribas Open tennis tournament, Wednesday, March 5, 2014, in Indian Wells, Calif. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)
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China's Peng Shuai booked her second-round berth at the Indian Wells ATP Masters and WTA tournament Wednesday with a three-set win over former champion Vera Zvonareva.Zvonareva, a former world No. 2 who was sidelined for all of 2013 with illness and a right shoulder injury, had been seeking just her second match win since the 2012 Olympics but was unable to make her wild card go far as she fell 4-6, 6-0, 7-5 .Peng, who last month attained the world No. 1 doubles ranking, broke Zvonareva five times in the final two sets to seal the victory in 2 hours and 21 minutes.Austrian Yvonne Meusburger set a second-round meeting with another former champion, seventh seed Jelena Jankovic, after defeating Iveta Melzer 6-4, 6-2 .
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