INDIAN WELLS, Calif., March 10 (UPI) -- Caroline Wozniacki, seeking a return to the form that made her No. 1 in the world, stormed into the second round Saturday at the BNP Paribas Open.
Wozniacki has yet to play for a title this year and that has cost her the No. 1 ranking she held at the end of both 2010 and 2011.
Now ranked fourth, Wozniacki made it to the third round of this tournament with a 6-2, 6-0 victory over Ekaterina Makarova. She will next face Sofia Arvidsson, who recorded a 6-3, 6-3 victory over No. 26 seed Monica Niculescu.
No. 6 Samantha Stosur joined the seeded players reaching the third round with 6-0, 6-3 win over Irina Falconi. Tenth-seeded Francesca Schiavone also moved on, posting a 6-2, 6-4 decision over Lesia Tsurenko, and No. 15 Ana Ivanovic breezed by Johanna Larsson 6-1, 6-2.
The new world No. 1 and Australian Open champion, Victoria Azarenka, will try to remain unbeaten in 2012 Sunday when she faces Svetlana Kuznetsova in the third round.