Gauff and Fernandez out of Indian Wells with defeat to second seeds Hsieh and Mertens

The partnership of Coco Gauff and Leylah Fernandez at least for now is over in the doubles after a successful stint at BNP Paribas Open Indian Wells.

Gauff and Fernandez who admitted post match in their second round that it was a late decision to team in the first place fell in the Quarter-Finals to Su-Wei Hsieh and Elise Mertens 5-7, 4-6 with the second seeds proving too strong in the end.

They will now face #3 seeds Ena Shibahara and Shuko Aoyama next for a spot in the final after winning in just under an hour and a half.

It was a closely fought first set with Hsieh and Mertens only just pinching it by holding serve after a late break 40-0 go 6-5 ahead in a set which before that had seen a solitary break a piece.

But while this was the case in the opening set, it was a theme in the second with Gauff and Fernandez losing serve to allow Hsieh and Mertens to go 4-3 up only for them to exchange breaks.

Again though, it was the second seeds that held a slim advantage going 5-4 up and serving it out from there only needing one match point to down the teenage duo who's combined age is the same as Hsieh.

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