Canadian Leylah Annie Fernandez loses third-set tiebreaker vs. Ons Jabeur


BIRMINGHAM, United Kingdom — Canada’s Leylah Annie Fernandez misplaced 6-4, 3-6, 7-6 (3) to No. 2 seed Ons Jabeur of Tunisia within the second spherical of the Viking Basic Birmingham on Thursday.

The 66th-ranked Fernandez, from Montreal, almost pulled off one of many greatest wins of her profession towards the world No. 24.

Fernandez, 18, saved 5 of eight break factors.

Jabeur now heads to the quarterfinals on the WTA Tour 250 grass-court occasion.

In the meantime, Denis Shapovalov of Richmond Hill, Ont., was slated to play his second-round match at The Queen’s Membership grass-court match later Thursday.



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