Defending champion Leylah Fernandez cruises into Monterrey Open final
Laval, Que., teen defeats Brazil's Beatriz Haddad Maia 6-1, 6-4
Canada's Leylah Fernandez has punched her ticket to the final of the Monterrey Open for the second year in a row.
Fernandez's title defence remains alive after she defeated Brazil's Beatriz Haddad Maia 6-1, 6-4 in commanding fashion in the semifinal Saturday.
The match lasted one hour and 12 minutes. The 19-year-old from Laval, Que., needed just 22 minutes to win the first set.
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Fernandez, the tournament's second seed, had three aces in the match and broke her opponent three times.
Fernandez returns to to the Monterrey Open final after winning the tournament last year — the first WTA title of her career.
She faces Colombia's Camila Osorio in the final.
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