World number two Aryna Sabalenka fell to a surprise defeat by American Emma Navarro in the fourth round of Indian Wells.

Sabalenka, who successfully defended her Australian Open title in January, lost 6-3 3-6 6-2 to the 23rd seed.

The home hope was cheered on by the California crowd as she reached her first WTA 1000 quarter-final. Navarro will face Greek ninth seed Maria Sakkari or France’s Diane Parry today.

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