Marino upsets Fernandez in all-Canadian quarter-final at Abierto Tampico


Rebecca Marino received the higher of Leylah Fernandez in their all-Canadian quarter-final at the Abierto Tampico WTA 125 match with a 6-3, 6-3 win on Thursday in Tampico, Mexico.

Marino gained 72.4 per cent of her first-serve factors and broke on 5 of her 10 alternatives. The Vancouver native recorded all 4 of her aces in the second set alone.

Fernandez of Laval, Que., in comparability, had a tricky night time solely successful 50 per cent of her first-serve factors. The third-seeded 20-year-old fired two aces in the match and broke on two of her probabilities.

It was the primary profession match between the 2 Canadians. They will likely be members of Canada’s Billie Jean King Cup crew subsequent month in Glasgow, Scotland.

The eighth-seeded Marino will subsequent face Poland’s Magda Linette in the semifinals on Saturday.


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