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Sharapova downs Azarenka

Maria Sharapova (AFP)
Maria Sharapova (AFP)

Indian Wells - World number two Maria Sharapova defeated Victoria Azarenka 6-4, 6-3 in the third round of the WTA and ATP Indian Wells tennis tournament on Monday.

Sharapova moves through to the round of 16 where she will square off against defending women's champ Flavia Pennetta of Italy.

Results at the ATP and WTA BNP Paribas Open tennis tournament on Monday:

Women

3rd rd

Eugenie Bouchard (CAN x6) bt CoCo Vandeweghe (USA x30) 6-3, 6-2

Lesya Tsurenko (UKR) bt Alize Cornet (FRA x20) 7-5, 1-6, 6-2

Jelena Jankovic (SRB x18) bt Madison Keys (USA x16) 5-7, 6-4, 6-3

Belinda Bencic (SUI x31) bt Caroline Wozniacki (DEN x4) 6-4, 6-4

Maria Sharapova (RUS x2) bt Victoria Azarenka (BLR x32) 6-4, 6-3

Caroline Garcia (FRA x25) bt Ana Ivanovic (SRB x5) 6-2, 5-7, 6-2

Flavia Pennetta (ITA x15) bt Samantha Stosur (AUS x21) 6-4, 6-2

Men

3rd rd

Adrian Mannarino (FRA) bt Ernests Gulbis (LAT x14) 6-4, 6-4

John Isner (USA x18) bt Kevin Anderson (RSA x16) 7-6 (8/6), 6-2

Thanasi Kokkinakis (AUS) bt Juan Monaco (ARG) 6-2, 5-7, 7-6 (7/5)

Andy Murray (GBR x4) bt Philipp Kohlschreiber (GER x26) 6-1, 3-6, 6-1

Kei Nishikori (JPN x5) bt Fernando Verdasco (ESP x28) 6-7 (6/8), 6-1, 6-4

Bernard Tomic (AUS) bt David Ferrer (ESP) 7-5, 6-4

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