HomeTENNISLaval’s Leylah Annie Fernandez continues climb in tennis rankings
Laval’s Leylah Annie Fernandez continues climb in tennis rankings
August 22, 2020
The 17-year-old defeated American Kristie Ahn 6-4, 6-1 within the ultimate spherical of qualifying for the principle draw on the Western and Southern Open in New York.
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Pat Hickey • Montreal Gazette
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Leylah Annie Fernandez continued her climb up the ladies’s tennis rankings Friday when she certified for the principle draw on the Western and Southern Open in New York.
The 17-year-old from Laval defeated American Kristie Ahn 6-4, 6-1 within the ultimate spherical of qualifying for the WTA Premier occasion, which was moved from Cincinnati to New York due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Fernandez, who upset second-seeded Russian Anna Blinkova 6-1, 6-4 within the first spherical of qualifying, will transfer to a minimum of No. 104 within the WTA rankings, which is a profession excessive.
Fernandez is No. 2 amongst gamers 18 or youthful.
Fernandez performs fellow qualifier Ons Jabeur of Tunisia within the first spherical of the principle draw with the winner dealing with seventh-seeded Madison Keys.
Montrealer Félix Auger-Aliassime performs his first match within the males’s draw Saturday, dealing with Nikoloz Basilashvili.
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