Canadian Leila Fernandez defeated Frenchwoman Alize Cornet 6-2, 6-3 on Friday in the second round at Indian Wells.
This was Lavalloise’s first match, 23NS seeded since losing the US Open final.
The young woman needed just under 90 minutes to beat her opponent. Her French opponent didn’t look her best, she was wearing a bandage on her right leg and had to request medical time at the end of the first set.
Cornet started the second set more competitively, but the Maple Leaf representative was dominant, winning the last three matches to confirm her victory.
She will now face ninth seed Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova. The latter also easily defeated her opponent in the second round, American Madison Keys, 6-3, 6-1.
Raducanu already eliminated
Fernandez’s rival at Flushing Meadows, Britain’s Emma Raducano, had an even more difficult evening when she suffered a knockout knockout of Belarusian Alexandra Sasnovich (6-2, 6-4).
The latter, which ranked 100NS At the level of the WTA rankings, he took advantage of several non-forced errors of his opponent. She recovered early in the second set, taking the score 4-1 at one point, but Sasnovich faltered, dropping his opponent’s confidence.
She will face the player from Belarus in the third round, Simona Halep (17 .).NS).
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