Leylah Fernandez's journey ends in Toronto

Leylah Fernandez's journey ends in Toronto


Quebecer Leylah Annie Fernandez saw her career come to an end in the second round of the National Bank Open in Toronto on Wednesday.

The 19-year-old athlete was defeated by Brazilian Beatriz Haddad Maia in two sets of 7-6 (4) and 6-1. The 13th seed in the Queen City went down in 98 minutes on center court at the Aviva Centre.

Haddad Maia, the 24th ranked player in the world, took the serve from the crowd favorite at four times and offered nine break points throughout the game. She also had five aces.

Fernandez, for his part, only won 54% of rallies played on his first serve. She also broke her rival twice in as many occasions.

In the round of 16, Haddad Maia has an appointment with the intimidating Iga Swiatek. The Pole is the world number 1 and she has won 47 of the 52 matches she has played so far in 2022 on the WTA Tour.