Indian Wells 2015: Bencic upsets Wozniacki, Sharapova downs Azarenka

Belinda Bencic beats Caroline Wozniacki in straight sets to reach the fourth round at Indian Wells

The Sport Review staff
By The Sport Review staff

Belinda Bencic notched up one of the biggest wins of her career as she beat Caroline Wozniacki in the third round of the BNP Paribas Open at Indian Wells.

The number 31 seeded Swiss knocked out the fourth seed with a 6-4 6-4 win in one hour and 40 minutes as she secured the first win over a top-five ranked player of her career.

“I served well and had some easy points on my serve because of that. It was a solid match,” said the 18-year-old Bencic.

“I’m happy. Very happy. I’m really excited. I always watched her on TV and when I was a small girl she was one of my idols, a role model for me and my game.

“So it makes me really proud to win today. It’s really a big moment for me.”

Elsewhere, second seed Maria Sharapova rolled to a 6-4 6-3 win over Victoria Azarenka to reach the fourth round at Indian Wells.

The 27-year-old Russian will now take on Italy’s Flavia Pennetta.

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