Fernández wins the Monterrey Open for the second consecutive year.
Leylah Annie Fernandez is a Canadian who defended her title at the Monterrey Open. The 19-year-old took the title after defeating Colombia’s Camila Osorio 6-7(5), 6-4, 7-6(3) on Sunday to win the tournament in Mexico for the second consecutive year.
The 19-year-old won the tournament in Mexico for the second year in a row after defeating Colombia’s Camila Osorio 6-7(5), 6-4, 7-6(3) on Sunday, earning her second career WTA tournament.
The Canadian lost the first set in a tie-break and recovered in the second. The back-and-forth third set, during which play was suspended 15 minutes due to a power outage at a crucial moment, saw Fernandez battle for five championship points before crossing into the tie-break, the total time of the match was 2 hours and 52 minutes.
Fifth-ranked Osorio broke Fernández twice to start the final set, and the Colombian quickly jumped out to a 4-1 lead. Fernandez broke Osorio in game seven to cut his opponent’s lead to 4-3 before tying the match 4-4.
Down 5-4, Fernandez survived his first match point to force two, then tied the match once again.
Then came the dramatic game number 12 during which Fernandez, trailing 6-5, fought off three match points before play was halted, on another match point, due to the power outage causing the court lights and the TVs to turn off.
When play resumed, Fernandez went to deuce again and then sent the set to a tie break, which he won 7-3 in a tie-break. After this Leyla raised her arms to celebrate.