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Tennis: Giorgi stuns Sharapova at Indian Wells

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Italian qualifier Camila Giorgi stunned defending champion and fourth seed Maria Sharapova 6-3, 4-6, 7-5 on Monday to reach the fourth round of the BNP Paribas Open.

In a match in which both players struggled to hold serve, the 79th-ranked Giorgi needed two hours and 36 minutes to notch her third career win against a top-10 player.

The 22-year-old Italian next faces fellow Italian Flavia Pennetta, a 6-4, 3-6, 6-1 winner over Australian Samantha Stosur.

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