INDIAN WELLS, Calif., March 13 (UPI) -- Former world No. 1 Lleyton Hewitt won his first-round match Friday, downing Jan Hernych in the BNP Paribas Open at Indian Wells, Calif.
Hewitt -- a two-term major champion from Australia -- eliminated Hernych of the Czech Republic 7-6 (7-3), 6-3. Hewitt won at Indian Wells in 2002 and 2003 and was the runner-up in 2005.
None of the top 32 seeds -- including 2007 Indian Wells champion Rafael Nadal, three-time winner Roger Federer, defending champion Novak Djokovic and Andy Murray -- played in Thursday's first round.