Leila Fernandez defended her title in Monterrey by winning three sets (6-7, 6-4, 7-6) against Colombia’s Camila Osorio. This is the kicker’s second career title, and they both won the same tournament.
Fernandez once again showed the greatness of his character in a tough fight that lasted more than three hours. Not being opportunistic at certain times of the match, the 19-year-old managed to overcome pitfalls at crucial moments and fend off Osorio’s numerous attacks.
Fernandez erased five game points in the final round to stand up to Osorio and beat her.
Fernandez started the first set strong. Since the match’s second game, the young Quebec has offered themselves Osorio’s favor to take a quick break in the lead.
Fernandez defends his title in Monterrey!
In full possession of her potential, she continued to provide quality play to lead 5-2 at some point in the group.
But the Colombian did not say her last word. Late 3-5, Osorio Fernandez broke and was forced to break the tie.
Despite good play from Fernandes, Osorio maintained his pace to win the first set 7-6.
And soon Fernandez regained his potential at the start of the second set. 19-year-old Quebec broke Osorio twice – at 3And the The game then at 5And the Game – to build comfortable driving.
But, as it did in the first round, Osorio, far from it, didn’t give up. And the Colombian Fernandez broke at 6And the Sleeve game to get a little closer.
The most important moment of this round came in the tenth minuteAnd the While sending the set, Fernandez erased no fewer than three break points to counter Osorio’s attacks and force her to hold the final set. Fernandez won the second set 6-4.
Fernandez picked up where she left off at the start of the last round. Osorio broke early to lead 1-0.
However, the festivities were short-lived. Osorio won the next four points, smashing Fernandes twice to lead 4-1 and come in two title games.
Then Fernandez showed that she is a fighter. After two matches, she offered herself a break point at sevenAnd the The game did not miss the opportunity to return everyone to equal service.
At the end of the third set, Fernandez managed to save match point – which would have allowed Osorio to win the title – to extend the fun and level it 5-5.
History repeated itself two games later. Fernandes saved another four match points by serving up his best tennis to survive and force a tiebreak.
In addition to holding four match points, this twelfth game was marked by a power outage on the field, delaying the match by nearly fifteen minutes.
In the second half, Fernandez won two important points on Osorio’s serve, before winning two points on his serve to lead 5-2 and finish the job at the end.
On his way to Monterrey, Osorio knocked out Ukrainian Championship favorite Elina Svitolina in the quarter-finals. She couldn’t complete the feat again against the second seed.
The 20-year-old was also trying to win a second career title on the WTA Tour. She won at home in Bogota last year.
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