Yesterday saw the first round of qualification for the Women's Indian Wells main draw get under way. Wild card Heather Watson shocked 7th seed Virginie Razzano with a straight 61 64 victory. Watson who recently won a ITF $100,000 title in Midland will face in the next round Brazilian number 1 Teliana Pereira in what will be their first meet. Pereira eased past Yulia Putintseva 63 63. It was a good day for the higher seeds with all of the top six progressing to the next stage. Top seed Barbora Záhlavová-Strýcová endured a close first set on way to a 76 63 win over 2011 US Open girls champion Grace Min. Yaroslava Shvedova however had a much tougher time against Polands Magda Linette in a match lasting two and a half hours. Shvedova dropped the first set 36 after only 42 minuets. Fourtnately the third seed was able to regain control of the match to take it 36 64 64. Throughout the match there was a stagering 17 break of serves! Some other winners on day 1 included Casey Dellacqua, Camila Giorgi and a good win for British world number 116 Johanna Konta. Konta edgae out Petra Martić 63 46 63.
Below is a list of the draw's 24 seeds with the players highlighted in bold indicating that they have progressed to the next round.