Leylah Fernandez advances to set up all-Canadian quarterfinal match with Marino

TAMPICO, Mexico — Canada's Leylah Fernandez defeated You Xiaodi 6-3, 6-2 at the Abierto Tampico WTA 125 event on Wednesday to set up an all-Canadian quarterfinal against Rebecca Marino.

Fernandez of Laval, Que., won 73.5 per cent of her first-serve points and broke on five of her nine opportunities.

The 20-year-old also saved two of You's three break point chances and hit two aces in 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 nine aces and won 71.8 per cent of her first-serve points in the two hour, 29-minute match.

Fernandez and Marino are set to clash on Thursday.

This report by The Canadian Press was first published Oct. 26, 2022.

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