Fernandez triumphs in two legs and advances to the quarter-finals in Mexico

TAMPICO, Mexico — Montreal’s Leylah Fernandez followed logic and had no trouble defeating Chinese opponent Xiaodi You 6-3, 6-2 on Wednesday at the Open in Tampico, Mexico.

Fernandez, seeded third and 40th in the world, won ahead of You, 271st in the world, in one hour 30 minutes of play.

Thanks to her victory, the Quebecer obtained her pass for the quarter-finals of this tournament of the WTA 125 series. In the next round, she will cross swords with her compatriot Rebecca Marino, who also triumphed on Wednesday.

The eighth-seeded Vancouverite came out on top in the third set and edged Japan’s Moyuka Uchijima 7-6(4), 6-7(8), 6-3.

Marino had nine aces and suffered three in a two-hour, 29-minute duel.

The Canadian, who will emerge as the winner of this quarter-final duel, will face the victorious player between the Belgian Elise Mertens, first seed, and the Polish Magda Linette, fifth seed.

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