June 14, 2024
Leylah Fernandez

Leylah Fernandez Crushes Ponchet, Cruises into Second Round at Roland-Garros
Canadian tennis star Leylah Fernandez wasted no time on Court Philippe Chatrier, dismantling French wildcard Jessika Ponchet 6-2, 6-0 to secure her place in the second round of Roland-Garros.

Fernandez, seeded 31st in the tournament, dominated the match from the opening serve. The Laval, Quebec native didn’t face a single break point throughout the entire contest, while breaking Ponchet’s serve five times. This aggressive play translated into a quick victory, lasting just 69 minutes.

This win sets up a intriguing second-round clash for Fernandez. Her opponent will be China’s Xiyu Wang, ranked 61st in the world. The two players have never faced each other before. Fernandez will be looking to build on her impressive performance and potentially reach the third round at Roland-Garros for the first time since her quarter-final run in 2022.

The 2021 US Open finalist is no stranger to success on the big stage. A win here would continue her momentum and be a promising sign for the rest of the clay-court season.

Fernandez’s victory is part of a strong showing for Canadians at Roland-Garros. Felix Auger-Aliassime also secured his place in the second round with a straight-sets win earlier in the day. Canadian tennis fans will be eagerly watching to see if both Fernandez and Auger-Aliassime can continue their deep runs in the tournament.

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