Fernandez advances to set up an all-Canadian quarterfinal match against Marino at Abierto Tampico
Canada’s Leylah Fernandez defeated China’s You Xiaodi 6-3, 6-2 at the Abierto Tampico WTA 125 event on Wednesday to set up an all-Canadian quarter-final against Rebecca Marino in Tampico, Mexico.
Fernandez, of Laval, Que., won 73.5 percent of his first-serve points and had five of nine chances in the 16-game round.
The 20-year-old also saved two of You’s three break point chances and hit two aces in the win.
Earlier Wednesday, Vancouver’s Marino handed Moyuka Uchijima a 7-6 (4), 6-7 (8), 6-3 loss to advance.
Marino, 31, fired nine aces and won 71.8% of his first-serve points in the two-hour, 29-minute game.
Fernandez and Marino are set to face each other on Thursday.