- Associated Press - Thursday, March 8, 2012

INDIAN WELLS, CALIF. (AP) - Robby Ginepri became the first American to win his way into the second round of the BNP Paribas Open by beating Paoli Lorenzi of Italy 1-6, 6-3, 6-4 on Thursday.

Lukasz Kubot of Poland came away with a 6-4, 6-2 victory against Ivo Karlovic, who complained about having to share a practice court on Tuesday.

On the women’s side, Irina Falconi of the United States and Alexandra Dulgheru of Romania played into the second set before Dulgheru called it quits due to a left knee injury and gave Falconi a 4-6, 5-2 win.

Jelena Dokic retired after the first game of her match with Gisela Dulko of Argentina because of a right wrist injury. Greta Arn of Hungary lasted five games and was down 4-1 in the opening set of her match with Johanna Larsson of Sweden when she retired with neck problems.


Other men advancing to the second round were Andreas Seppi of Italy, Santiago Giraldo of Colombia, Philipp Kohlschreiber of Germany, Sergly Stakhovsky of the Ukraine, Matthew Ebden of Australia and two Spaniards, Pablo Andujar and Albert Ramos.

Women’s winners included Simona Halep of Romania, Tamira Paszek of Austria, Chanelle Scheepers of South Africa, Silvia Soler-Espinoza of Spain, Ksenia Pervak of Kazakhstan, Lesia Tsurenko of the Ukraine and Irina-Camelia Begu of Romania.