Tennis·Monterrey Open

Canada's Leylah Annie Fernandez pulls off comeback to upset Sloane Stephens at Monterrey Open

Canadian teenager Leylah Annie Fernandez is through to the quarter-finals at the Monterrey Open after defeating Sloane Stephens 6-7(4), 6-3, 6-3.

17-year-old from Laval, Que., knocks off 5th seed to earn berth in quarters

Leylah Annie Fernandez of Laval, Que., advanced to the quarter-finals of the Monterrey Open after defeating American Sloane Stephens 6-7(4), 6-3, 6-3 on Wednesday. (Tennis Canada)

Canadian teenager Leylah Annie Fernandez has advanced to the quarter-finals at the Monterrey Open.

The Laval, Que., native upset American Sloane Stephens on Wednesday at the Abierto GNP Seguros tennis tournament, taking the Round of 16 match in three sets.

The 17-year-old Fernandez, ranked 126th in the world, beat the fifth-seeded Stephens 6-7(4), 6-3, 6-3 in a little over two hours at the hard court event.

Fernandez is coming off a run to her first WTA final at the Mexican Open last week.

She will face either top seed Elina Svitolina of Ukraine or No. 142 Olga Govortsova of Belarus in the quarters.

WATCH | Canada's Fernandez advances at Monterrey Open:

Match Wrap: Leylah Annie Fernandez upsets Sloane Stephens in Monterrey


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The 17-year-old Canadian continued her breakout run with a second round win win over Sloane Stephens in Mexico. 1:23


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