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Canada’s Fernandez fights off 5 match points, outlasts Osorio in Monterrey Open final

Summary

Canada’s Leylah Annie Fernandez has defended her title at the Monterrey Open. The 19-year-old from Laval, Que., defeated Colombia’s Camila Osorio 6-7(5), 6-4, 7-6(3) Sunday to win the tournament in Mexico for the second consecutive year. It’s the second WTA […]

Canada’s Leylah Annie Fernandez has defended her title at the Monterrey Open.

The 19-year-old from Laval, Que., defeated Colombia’s Camila Osorio 6-7(5), 6-4, 7-6(3) Sunday to win the tournament in Mexico for the second consecutive year.

It’s the second WTA title of Fernandez’s career.

The Canadian lost the first set in a tiebreak and battled back in the second. The lengthy back-and-forth third set, during which play was suspended 15 minutes due to a power outage at a crucial moment, saw Fernandez fight off five championship points before cruising in the tiebreak.

The match lasted two hours and 52 minutes.

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