Canada's Leylah Annie Fernandez reaches semifinals at Monterrey Open

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MONTERREY, Mexico — Canadian teenager Leylah Annie Fernandez has reached the semifinals at the Monterrey Open.

The 18-year-old Fernandez, of Laval, Que., toppled 22-year-old Viktoria Kuzmova of Slovakia 7-5, 6-3 on Friday in the tournament quarterfinals.

Fernandez, No. 88 in the world, needed one hour 56 minutes to beat her 104th-ranked opponent.

Next up for Fernandez at the WTA Tour 250 tournament is No. 7 seed Sara Sorribes Tormo of Spain.

Sorribes Tormo won a tournament in Guadalajara, Mexico last week.


This report by The Canadian Press was first published March 19, 2021.

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