Leylah Fernandez Returns to the Finals After 19 Months at the Hong Kong Open

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Leylah Fernandez Returns to the Finals After 19 Months at the Hong Kong Open

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The 21-year-old Canadian dominated the opening set, with Blinkova, ranked 37th, showing improvement in the second set. Fernandez secured the match-deciding break in the 12th game.

Leylah Fernandez Returns to the Finals After 19 Months at Hong Kong Open

Leylah Fernandez secured her spot in the final after defeating fifth-seeded Anna Blinkova with a score of 6-2, 7-5 at the Hong Kong Open. The 21-year-old Canadian dominated the first set, and although Blinkova, ranked 37th, put up a better fight in the second set, Fernandez managed to clinch the match-deciding break in the 12th game, ultimately sealing the victory in 78 minutes. She will face Katerina Siniakova in Sunday’s final, marking her first final appearance since her win in Monterrey in March 2022.

In the other semifinal, Siniakova comfortably beat sixth-seeded Martina Trevisan with a score of 6-4, 6-2. Siniakova boasts four career titles, with her most recent victory occurring in July at Hamburg. In their only previous meeting at the 2022 French Open, Fernandez defeated Siniakova in straight sets. Fernandez’s remarkable return to the finals has tennis fans eagerly anticipating her performance in the upcoming championship match.

Reference:

https://www.cbc.ca/sports/tennis/leylah-fernandez-hong-kong-berth-womens-final-1.6996419

https://www.thestar.com/sports/tennis/canadas-leylah-fernandez-through-to-hong-kong-open-final-with-win-over-anna-blinkova/article_12526f64-e809-5332-8505-78c59b337b09.html

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