Leylah Fernandez fails in Charleston

Leylah Fernandez fails in Charleston


Quebecer Leylah Annie Fernandez's journey to the Charleston tennis tournament ended in the second round on Wednesday.

The 51st player in the world lost her flag in two ends of 7-5 and 7-6(8) against the Spaniard Paula Badosa. The 12th seed of the event held in South Carolina took 1 hour and 53 minutes to win.

Fernandez had problems when she was in possession of the balls. She committed seven double faults and hit 62% of her first faceoff attempts.

The 20-year-old was broken three times, having faced 10 break points in that duel .

By virtue of that setback, Fernandez fails in his attempt to advance to the second round of a tournament for the first time since competing in Auckland in early January. Since then, the Montreal native has participated in seven WTA events.

A little later in the day, the Canadian Katherine Sebov will try to surprise Charleston against the Swiss Belinda Bencic. The latter is the fourth seed of the event.

A very bad first run sinks Eugenie Bouchard

Eugenie Bouchard was completely outplayed in the first set and was unable to turn things around, despite holding up much better in the rest of her second-round clash at the Bogota tournament.

The Quebecer lost 6-0, 6-7(7), 6-4 to Russia's Kamilla Rakhimova.

Bouchard hit just 46% of his first serve attempts and was broken three times during the first run. She regained her senses afterwards and was much more combative, she who notably faced two match points during the tiebreaker of the second set.

During the final engagement, Rakhimova scored the only break of the set in the 10th and final game.

Still in Colombia, Canada's Carol Zhao bit the dust 6-2, 6-1 against the 817th ranked holder of the WTA, Francesca Jones. The Briton took advantage of the largesse of the 174th player on the world board in service and broke it no less than seven times.