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Fernandez stuns 9th-seeded Pavlyuchenkova at Indian Wells

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October 11, 2021 | 2:22pm

Leylah Fernandez of Canada reacts during a match against Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova of Russia during the BNP Paribas Open at the Indian Wells Tennis Garden on October 10, 2021 in Indian Wells, California.

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MANILA, Philippines – Canada’s Leylah Fernandez resumed her upset-seeking ways, stunning ninth-seeded Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova of Russia, 5-7, 6-3, 6-4, to advance in the BNP Paribas Open at the Indian Wells Tennis Garden in California on Sunday (Monday, Manila time).

The 19-year-old Fernandez, the runner-up at the 2021 US Open who shot to fame after a series of victories against higher-seeded foes, thus entered the tournament’s Round of 16. 

— BNP Paribas Open (@BNPPARIBASOPEN) October 11, 2021

This match is FUN#BNPPO21 pic.twitter.com/aYXeyMYlzH

— BNP Paribas Open (@BNPPARIBASOPEN) October 11, 2021

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