Fernandez advances to set up all-Canadian quarter-final match against Marino at Abierto Tampico


Canada’s Leylah Fernandez defeated China’s You Xiaodi 6-3, 6-2 at the Abierto Tampico WTA 125 occasion on Wednesday to set up an all-Canadian quarter-final against Rebecca Marino in Tampico, Mexico.

Fernandez of Laval, Que., received 73.5 per cent of her first-serve factors and broke on 5 of her 9 alternatives through the spherical of 16 match.

The 20-year-old additionally saved two of You’s three break level possibilities and hit two aces within the win.

Earlier Wednesday, Vancouver’s Marino handed Moyuka Uchijima a 7-6 (4), 6-7 (8), 6-3 loss to advance.

Marino, 31, fired 9 aces and received 71.8 per cent of her first-serve factors within the two hour, 29-minute match.

Fernandez and Marino are set to conflict on Thursday.


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