[Yahoo] Davenport, Sharapova win at Indian Wells (AP)

Rusty Backhand
03-18-2005, 04:16 AM
Lindsay Davenport got off to a sluggish start, turned it up a notch in a tiebreaker, then went on to post another victory over Nathlie Dechy. Top-ranked Davenport defeated Dechy 7-6 (2), 6-0 Thursday to reach the semifinals of the Pacific Life Open. Wimbledon champion Maria Sharapova also advanced, avenging an earlier loss to Mary Pierce with a 6-4, 6-3 victory.