Tennis-Fernandez saves five matchpoints to defend Monterrey title

  • Tennis
  • Monday, 07 Mar 2022

FILE PHOTO: Tennis - Australian Open - Melbourne Park, Melbourne, Australia - January 19, 2022 Canada's Leylah Fernandez in action during her women's doubles first round match with New Zealand's Erin Routliffe against Australia's Lizette Cabrera and Priscilla Hon REUTERS/Morgan Sette

(Reuters) - Teenaged Canadian Leylah Fernandez said she was pleased with her fighting spirit after managing to save five championship points to defend her title in Monterrey on Sunday against Colombia's Camila Osorio.

Playing her first title match since going down to Britain's Emma Raducanu in the U.S. Open final, Fernandez rallied after losing the opening set and facing a 4-1 deficit in the decider to beat Osorio 6-7(5) 6-4 7-6(3) in the WTA 250 tournament.

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