- Canadian plays through foot damage and loses in 3 sets to unseeded Martina Trevisan.
- Montreal’s Leylah Fernandez lost in three sets in Tuesday’s quarter-finals at the French Open to Italy’s Martina Trevisan, who prevailed in her 10th consecutive game.
Canadian Leylah Fernandez was beaten by Martina Trevisan of Italy in the quarter-finals of the French Open on Tuesday in Paris.
Trevisan won the game 6-2, 6-7 (3), 6-3.
The Italian could win in two sets against the 17th-seeded Canadian at Court Philippe Chatrier but Fernandez, hobbled by a foot injury, saved a game point and then prevailed in the tiebreaker.
“In the first match point, I felt more anxious,” Trevisan stated in her on-court interview. “I overthought… that I was one point from the semifinal.”
Trevisan double-faulted twice in the tiebreaker but succeeded in the first seven points of the third set and broke twice en route to a 4-0 lead.
This year, the 19-year-old Fernandez was 7-2 in three-set matches, but Trevisan prevailed the first seven points of the third set and broke twice en route to a 4-0 lead.
Fernandez, who reached the U.S. Open final the previous September, got treatment on her right foot during the first set when she shot 15 unforced mistakes. She had the foot taped during a medical timeout after the fifth match, trailing 3-2.
Fernandez joined the French Open as the 18th-ranked player globally but could not get above the 59th-ranked Trevisan.
The quarter-final appearance was the most successful at Roland Garros for Fernandez, the best Canadian staying in action at the French Open.
The Montreal native’s last best showing at the event was reaching the third round in 2020.
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The 10th successive victory for Trevisan, who reached the French Open quarter-finals two years back. She won her first tour crown this month in Rabat, Morocco.
Source – cbc.ca