Tennis·Mexican Open

Fernandez advances to quarters in Acapulco, Auger-Aliassime runs out of gas

17-year-old Leylah Annie Fernandez toppled eighth-seeded Nao Hibino of Japan 6-3, 6-0 on Wednesday in the Round of 16 to advance.

17-year-old women's starlet upsets No. 8 ranked Nao Hibino in straight sets

Montreal's Leylah Annie Fernandez plays a shot during her Mexican Open second-round match against eighth-seeded Nao Hibino on Wednesday. Fernandez won 6-3, 6-0. (@WTA/Twitter)

Canadian qualifier Leylah Annie Fernandez has reached the quarterfinals at the Mexican Open.

The 17-year-old Fernandez toppled eighth-seeded Nao Hibino of Japan 6-3, 6-0 on Wednesday in the Round of 16 to advance.

Fernandez only needed 64 minutes to beat her eighth-seeded opponent in Acapulco.

The Laval, Que., native will face Russia's Anastasia Potapova in the next round.

Meanwhile, Canada's Felix Auger-Aliassime has been bounced from the Round of 16 on the men's side.

The 19-year-old from Montreal was ousted by Britain's Kyle Edmund 6-4, 6-4 in one hour 42 minutes.

Auger-Aliassime, ranked No. 19 in the world, was the fourth seed at the ATP 500-level tournament.

Auger-Aliassime, who is still looking for his first ATP title, was coming off a runner-up finish to Greece's Stefanos Tsitsipas in Marseille, France over the weekend. That was the fifth ATP final appearance of his career.

WATCH | Auger-Aliassime upset by Britain's Edmund:

Auger-Aliassime falls to Edmund in Mexico

3 years ago
Duration 1:09
Montreal's Felix Auger-Aliassime eliminated in 2nd round of Mexican Open by Kyle Edmund 6-4, 6-4.


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