Some great friends finish each other's sentences. Others finish each other's water.

That was Aryna Sabalenka's doing, inadvertently, as she sat beside her fellow Belarusian, doubles partner and apparent "water girl"–one Victoria Azarenka—during the pair's opening doubles match in Indian Wells. 

That match, a hard-fought victory, came against Sloane Stephens and Eugenie Bouchard: 7-6 (3), 2-6, 10-7. The Belarusians' belly-laughs would be cut off a round later, as they fell to No. 1 seeds Ekaterina Makarova and Elena Vesnina, 6-4, 6-3.

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