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Michael Russell advances in Indian Wells
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Michael Russell runs and hits a return to Lleyton Hewitt, of Australia, in the quarterfinal match at the U.S. National Indoor Tennis Championships, Friday, Feb. 14, 2014, in Memphis, Tenn. (AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis)
March 6, 2014, 7:55 pm

INDIAN WELLS, Calif. (AP) Michael Russell rallied to advance to the second round of the BNP Paribas Open, beating Donald Young 4-6, 6-1, 6-2 on Thursday.

Playing on the new 8,000-seat Court 2 at the Indian Wells Tennis Garden, the 35-year-old Russell beat Young for the fourth time in a row and fifth in six tries to set up a match against Russia's Mikhail Youzhny.

Tim Smyczek beat Jack Sock 6-4, 1-6, 6-4 in a battle of American men.

Four-time champion Roger Federer, the No. 7 seed, had a first-round bye.

In women's play, Canada's Aleksandra Wozniak routed Poland's Urszula Radwanska 6-2, 6-0, and Croatia's Ajla Tomljanovic topped Spain's Lourdes Dominguez Lino 6-4, 7-6 (2).

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