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Leylah Annie Fernandez sets sights on 1st WTA title in Monterrey


Canadian teenager Leylah Annie Fernandez advanced to the Monterrey Open final after defeating No. 7 seed Sara Sorribes Tormo of Spain 7-5, 7-5 on Saturday night.

The 18-year-old Fernandez, from Laval, Que., knocked out the winner of last week’s WTA Tour stop in Guadalajara, Mexico to advance to her second career final.

“I’m very happy with the win,” Fernandez said. “I was fighting through tough points. Almost every point was tough. She played incredible. She’s a tough player to play against.”

Fernandez, ranked 88th in the world, will play face Swiss qualifier Viktorija Golubic in the final. Golubic, ranked 102nd, defeated American Ann Li, the No. 8 seed, 6-2, 6-4 in the other semifinal.

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