Tennis

Andreescu falls short in repeat bid with 3rd-round loss at Indian Wells

Canada's Bianca Andreescu came up short in her bid to repeat as champion at the BNP Paribas Open with a third round 7-6 (5), 6-3 loss to Anett Kontaveit on Monday in Indian Wells, Cali.

Canadian teammate Denis Shapovalov also eliminated in 3rd round

Canada's Bianca Andreescu, shown in this file photo in a match against Alison Riske, suffered her first loss at the BNP Paribas Open on Monday in Indian Wells, Cali. (Tim Nwachukwu/Getty Images)

Canada's Bianca Andreescu and Denis Shapovalov have both been eliminated at Indian Wells.

Annet Kontaveit of Estonia won the last five games Monday to beat Andreescu, the tournament defending champion, 7-6 (5), 6-3 to reach the round of 16.

The loss was the first in nine matches at Indian Wells for Andreescu, a 21-year-old from Mississauga, Ont.

She faced a stiff opponent in Kontaveit, who has won 15 of her last 16 matches and captured two titles.

WATCH | Andreescu suffers 3rd round loss at Indian Wells:

Bianca Andreescu falls in 3rd round at Indian Wells

3 months ago
Duration 3:20
Bianca Andreescu of Mississauga, Ont., was unable to defend her title at Indian Wells as she dropped her 3rd round match to Anett Kontaveit of Estonia 7-6(5), 6-3. 3:20

Shapovalov (No. 9) lost 7-5, 6-2 in the third round to Aslan Karatsev (19th) of Russia.

The Richmond Hil, Ont., native will team up with Rohan Bopanna, of India, to take on Germany's Alexander Zverev and Jan-Lennard Struff in doubles competition later Monday.

Canadian Leylah Fernandez advanced to the round of 16 with a victory a night earlier.

WATCH | Shapovalov suffers straight-sets 3rd round loss at Indian Wells:

Shapovalov falls in 3rd round at Indian Wells

3 months ago
Duration 1:44
Russia's Aslan Karatsev defeated Denis Shapovalov of Richmond Hill, Ont., 7-5, 6-2 on Monday at Indian Wells, Calif. 1:44

With files from CBC Sports

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