Tennis: Britain's Andy Murray and Canada's Eugenie Bouchard advance at Indian Wells

INDIAN WELLS, California (AFP) - Andy Murray, who is trying to become Britain's most successful player ever, defeated Philipp Kohlschreiber 6-1, 3-6, 6-1 in the third round of the Indian Wells tournament Monday.

Murray is now just two wins shy of passing Tim Henman (496) for the most career singles win in the Open Era. He also needs just five more victories to join the 500 wins club.

Murray advances to the fourth round where he will square off against France's Adrian Mannarino. He opened his season by reaching the Australian Open final where he lost to Serb star Novak Djokovic.

In the women's matches, Eugenie Bouchard, looking to regain her form after missing time on the WTA Tour with an injury, defeated CoCo Vandeweghe 6-3, 6-2 in the third round of the Indian Wells event Monday.

The world number seven advances to the fourth round where she will face either Alize Cornet of France or Ukraine's Lesia Tsurenko.

Canada's Bouchard reached the quarter-finals at the Australian Open earlier this year, losing to Maria Sharapova.

Bouchard, who turned 21 last month, withdrew from this year's Dubai and Monterrey tournaments with a right forearm problem.