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Sports Canadian Leylah Annie Fernandez eliminated in second round of Volvo Car Open

02:45  08 april  2021
02:45  08 april  2021 Source:   msn.com

Canadian Leylah Annie Fernandez eliminated in second round of Volvo Car Open

  Canadian Leylah Annie Fernandez eliminated in second round of Volvo Car Open CHARLESTON, S.C. — Canada's Leylah Annie Fernandez is out of the Volvo Car Open after losing 6-4, 3-6, 6-3 to Danka Kovinic of Montenegro in the second round on Wednesday. The 18-year-old Fernandez, from Laval, Que., and Kovinic both struggled on serve with 13 combined breaks in the match at the WTA 500 clay-court event. Fernandez, ranked 72nd in the world, lost seven service games, while the 91st-ranked Kovinic dropped six. Fernandez capturedThe 18-year-old Fernandez, from Laval, Que., and Kovinic both struggled on serve with 13 combined breaks in the match at the WTA 500 clay-court event.

CHARLESTON, S.C. — Canada's Leylah Annie Fernandez is out of the Volvo Car Open after losing 6-4, 3-6, 6-3 to Danka Kovinic of Montenegro in the second round on Wednesday.

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The 18-year-old Fernandez, from Laval, Que., and Kovinic both struggled on serve with 13 combined breaks in the match at the WTA 500 clay-court event.

Fernandez, ranked 72nd in the world, lost seven service games, while the 91st-ranked Kovinic dropped six.

Fernandez captured her first career WTA Tour title last month in Mexico before losing her first-round qualifying match at the Miami Open.


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The Volvo Car Open was the opening clay-court event of the season for Fernandez.

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This report by The Canadian Press was first published April 7, 2021.

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