Svitolina won five titles in 2017, comprising Toronto, Rome, Istanbul, Dubai and Taipei.
Venus Williams, seeded eighth, went first, defeating Sorana Cirstea, 6-3, 6-4, to record her first tour victory of 2018.
Serena Williams made a successful return in her first competitive match since giving birth in September with a win over Zarina Diyas at the BNP Paribas Open.
"I think it's a huge difference to play her in the semifinals or even the quarterfinals or a final as opposed to a third round", SerenaWilliams said. "So it is what it is".
It was a blistering encounter between the 23-time Grand Slam champion and Bertens, who was a former French Open semi-finalist.
After finding out she was playing her sister in the next round, Serena said: "I would prefer to play someone else, anybody else, literally anybody else, but it has to happen now".
"#GMOAT (Greatest mother of all time) back to work tonight", he wrote in a caption on Instagram.
Williams is unseeded at Indian Wells, which is why she had to play the first round while the seeds, including sister Venus, enjoyed a bye. She was already eight weeks pregnant at that time. Bertens levelled at 5-5 but Serena created further opportunities redirecting her forehands to wreak havoc.
Serena Williams owns a 17-11 record against VenusWilliams, having taken the most recent matchup in the final at Melbourne past year. This is the earliest they will face each other since then.
Saturday's match was a struggle at times for Serena as she looks to regain her rhythm after an extended layoff. Williams could potentially meet older sister Venus in the third round if both win their next matches.
Last year, during the party, to celebrate the title, she met Dmitry Tursunov.
It was Venus' seventh appearance in the California desert, and third since 2001, after an absence of 15 years. Bertens managed to break again, however, earning the chance to serve for the set at 5-4 but her serving woes continued as Williams responded with a tie-break on the horizon. "When you're a professional athlete, this has to be somewhere all the way back of your mind" she said, as the WTA website reported.
I love Williams with the slightly ungainly fervour of a teenage pop crush. Bertens is a risky if erratic opponent, quite capable of handling Williams's power and providing plenty of her own.
Kvitova won the Qatar Open last month and has defeated six top-10 players this year.
She was joined by defending champion Elena Vesnina, who survived a scare to progress 2-6, 6-1, 6-1 against Catherine Bellis.
With the exception of the Big Ten, which MI won on Sunday, the major conferences all get underway in the next 48 hours. It's the second year in a row the teams will meet in the final, and the third consecutive final for the Panthers.
El senador californiano Bill Dodd dijo que entre las rehenes muertas está también la directora del programa "Pathway". Yountville es una ciudad de aproximadamente 3.000 residentes en el área norte de la Bahía de San Francisco .
At max velocity Starman and the Roadster will travel 11 km/s (7mi/s) and travel 400 million km (250 million mi) from Earth. Musk was asked, why? A few weeks removed from launch, Starman and his trusty Roadster are still orbiting in outer space.
Santos.si Anaya no quería ver fantasmas pues no hubiese salido de noche , y mejor, no se hubiese empotrado en una contienda en la cual tarde que temprano le caerían los escupitajos que el mismo arrojo.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi met several global dignitaries who are in the country for the worldwide Solar Alliance (ISA) summit. He continued "in India, now, more power is produced from renewable sources of energy as compared to the traditional sources".
But it did say that "we do not have information relating the ferry explosion to the security threat in Playa del Carmen". That incident came about a week after an explosive device detonated on another ferry, injuring several passengers.
Evo Morales fue el objetivo más perseguido, aunque enfiló raudo el camino de salida escoltado por los miembros de su comitiva. Al final de la ceremonia se vivieron las mismas escenas de caos que se repiten cada cuatro años.
Además de los equipos QLED , Samsung presentó en Nueva York televisores UHD de gama media y cuatro sistemas de sonido. Al igual que en modelos anteriores, el diseño es un aspecto muy importante de la línea de televisiones de Samsung .
Tillerson cancels day's events in Nairobi due to illness
Earlier, Tillerson announced $533 million in food security assistance for Somalia, South Sudan, Ethiopia and the Lake Chad region. He however claimed that the United States is not trying to stop African countries from receiving money from China.