Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Canadians Bianca Andreescu, Denis Shapovalov Advance at BNP Paribas Open

Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Canadians Bianca Andreescu, Denis Shapovalov Advance at BNP Paribas Open

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Canada's Andreescu advances into fourth round

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INDIAN WELLS, Calif. - Canada's Bianca Andreescu didn't waste any time on Sunday at the BNP Paribas Open.

Andreescu only needed 56 minutes to win her matchup against Stefanie Voegele of Switzerland, firing five aces en route to a 6-1, 6-2 victory in third-round action at the Masters-level tennis tournament.

Meanwhile, Denis Shapovalov of Richmond Hilll, Ont., won his second-round matchup on the men's side against American Steve Johnson on Sunday, taking it 6-3, 6-4 in one hour 21 minutes.

The 18-year-old Andreescu will meet China's Qiang Wang in the next round. The 18th-seeded Wang needed nearly three hours to beat Belgium's Elise Mertens 7-6 (4), 6-7 (4), 6-3.

Andreescu, playing in her Indian Wells debut, has had a strong start to the WTA season with her latest victory improving her record to 24-3. …

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