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Fernandez ousted in opener, Raonic withdraws with damage at Indian Wells

It was a troublesome Saturday for Canadian tennis gamers on the BNP Paribas Open in Indian Wells, Calif.

Leylah Fernandez of Laval, Que., misplaced 7-5, 5-7, 6-2 in her ladies’s singles opener to 21-year-old underdog Diane Parry of France, whereas Milos Raonic of Thornhill, Ont., withdrew from his males’s single match with ninth-seeded Holger Rune resulting from damage.

Fernandez, seeded twenty ninth within the WTA 1000 tourney, battled in opposition to Parry, however may by no means meet up with her rival’s serve or aggressive return sport.

Fernandez had six aces in comparison with Parry’s two within the two hour, 57-minute match. Parry had 10 double faults however did properly with limiting her unforced errors.

WATCH l Fernandez bounced by Parry:

Canada’s Fernandez falls to France’s Parry in 2nd spherical at Indian Wells

France’s Diane Parry defeats twenty ninth seed Leylah Fernandez of Laval, Que., 7-5, 5-7, 6-2 and advances to the third spherical of the BNP Paribas Open for the primary time of her profession.

Parry gained 55 service factors, whereas Fernandez had 47.

Fernandez was the lone Canadian lady competing at Indian Wells in singles.

Raonic benefited within the first spherical when Rafael Nadal withdrew with an damage and as a substitute performed Sumit Nagal, which Raonic gained simply.

All three tournaments that the 33-year-old Raonic has performed on this 12 months have ended with accidents. He retired within the first spherical of the Australian Open and within the quarterfinals of Rotterdam.

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