March 12, 2013
Jo-Wilfried Tsonga outplayed Mardy Fish over two hard-fought sets on Tuesday at Indian Wells.
Mark J. Terrill/AP

INDIAN WELLS, California (AP) -- France's Jo-Wilfried Tsonga edged Mardy Fish 7-6 (4), 7-6 (0) on Tuesday in the third round of the BNP Paribas Open.

Tsonga will next play 17th-seeded Milos Raonic, who outlasted Marin Cilic 3-6, 6-4, 6-3.

Fish is playing his first tournament since last September after being sidelined with a heart condition. The American is still in contention in doubles at Indian Wells with partner James Blake.

On the women's side, sixth-seeded Sara Errani defeated ninth-seeded Marion Bartoli 6-3, 6-2.

Novak Djokovic and Victoria Azarenka, the top-ranked man and woman, play later in the day, with temperatures forecast to climb to the lower 90s on a cloudless day in the desert.

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