- 18 Mar 2021
Canadian teenager Leylah Fernandez booked her spot in the Monterrey Open quarter-finals after easing past Kristina Kucova.
Fernandez cruised into the last eight of the WTA International tournament on Wednesday by defeating Slovakia’s Kucova 6-1, 6-4 in Mexico.
Kucova had eliminated top seed and 2017 US Open champion Sloane Stephens on Tuesday, but she was no match for the 18-year-old Fernandez midweek.
Next up for Fernandez is Viktoria Kuzmova, who beat lucky loser Harriet Dart 6-4, 6-3.
The Canadian with the magic touch.
@leylahfernandez moves on in Monterrey with a 6-1, 6-4 win over Kucova.
— wta (@WTA) March 18, 2021
Spanish seventh seed Sara Sorribes Tormo did not have to take to the court, benefitting from a walkover after Kaja Juvan withdrew.
Sorribes Tormo will face Anna Karolina Schmiedlova, who outlasted Jasmine Paolini 2-6, 6-2, 6-2.