Rafael Nadal of Spain wallks on the court while playing Alexandr Dolgopolov of Ukraine during the BNP Parabas Open at the Indian Wells Tennis Garden on March 10, 2014 in Indian Wells, California. (Matthew Stockman/Getty Images/AFP)
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Rafael Nadal and Maria Sharapova were both knocked out of the BNP Paribas Open at Indian Wells Monday after stunning upsets at one of the world's biggest tournaments outside the four grand slams.Nadal was sent packing by Ukraine's Alexandr Dolgopolov 6-3 3-6 7-6 (7-5) and Sharapova fell to Italian qualifier Camila Giorgi 6-3 4-6 7-5 as last year's men's and women's singles champions both crashed out.Nadal beat Dolgopolov in the final of the inaugural Rio Open last month but the Ukrainian got his revenge on the world No. 1 in the Californian desert.Australian Open champion Stanislas Wawrinka extended his unbeaten run this year to 13 matches with a ruthless 6-0 6-2 win over Italy's Andreas Seppi in just 49 minutes, before joining forces with Federer in the doubles.China's Li Na, the top seed in the women's draw, had no problems booking her place in the fourth round, beating Karolina Pliskova of the Czech Republic 6-3 6-4 .Despite dishing up nine double-faults and having her own service broken twice, Li was far too strong for Pliskova, wrapping up the win with an ace.
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