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Round 3 By-The-Numbers: Sabalenka's Streak, Gauff's Final Teenage Match
3 Min Read · March 12, 2024

Is the third round at the BNP Paribas Open over already? Time, like the ball in Indian Wells, flies. We take a look back at the third round in numbers.


The number of minutes it took for Gael Monfils and 2021 winner Cameron Norrie to get to the first sit down after three games. Why so long? Norrie had a staggering 15 break points in Monfils’ first two service games — six in the first and nine in the second. He converted in one of those games and led 3-0. By the end of the first set, Monfils faced…20 break points.

But he overturned a set and 3-0 deficit to improve to 4-0 against the Briton.


The number of consecutive wins for two-time Australian Open winner Aryna Sabalenka against players ranked outside the Top 50. Sabalenka chalked up No. 16 by downing her fellow Grand Slam winner Emma Raducanu one round after saving four match points against Peyton Stearns. Raducanu — derailed by injuries for most of 2023 — awaits her first Top 10 victory. 


The combined number of wins in a row for two Italians, Jannik Sinner and Jasmine Paolini. Sinner climbed to 17 after dispatching Jan-Lennard Struff in straight sets, while Paolini edged Anna Kalinskaya in three sets in a repeat of their final in Dubai. She’s now up to seven.


The number of singles matches Coco Gauff has left as a teenager. Gauff, who turns 20 on Wednesday, overcame a difficult start to beat Italy’s Lucia Bronzetti.


The number of break points saved by Gauff in the first set alone against Bronzetti. They came in her first three service games.


The number of percentage points won by Grigor Dimitrov behind his first serve against a Frenchman playing some of the best tennis of his career, Adrian Mannarino. Dimitrov improved to 5-0 against the lefty.


The number of points lost by Caroline Wozniacki in the third set against wild card Katy Volynets. The former No. 1 indeed regrouped after surrendering a second set that lasted an hour against the native of Walnut Creek in California’s Bay Area.


The number of points Casper Ruud lost on his serve, total, against French teen Arthur Fils. The three-time Grand Slam finalist matched his best showing in Indian Wells by making the fourth round. 


The number of times Tallon Griekspoor slammed his racquet to the court after losing a first set tiebreak to Alexander Zverev. The Dutchman led the tiebreak 6-4 and earlier in the set, was up by a break at 5-3.


The number of double faults struck by Anna Blinkova against Diane Parry. Parry won 6-4, 6-3 in what is the Frenchwoman’s first appearance in the main draw in Indian Wells. Last year, Parry lost in qualifying ranked No. 111. Even if she exits in the next round, the 21-year-old who idolized Roger Federer is all set to reach a new career high just outside the Top 50.

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