Canadians Leylah Fernandez and Felix Auger-Aliassime reach the fourth round at Roland-Garros

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PARIS — Canadians Leylah Fernandez and Félix Auger-Aliassime have qualified for the fourth round of Roland-Garros.

PARIS — Canadians Leylah Fernandez and Félix Auger-Aliassime have qualified for the fourth round of Roland-Garros.

Fernandez, a 19-year-old Montrealer, outlasted Olympic gold medalist Belinda Bencic of Switzerland 7-5, 3-6, 7-5 on the main court at Roland Garros on Friday.

This is the first time that 2021 US Open runner-up Fernandez has made it past the third round in Paris.

The 17th-seeded Fernandez smashed Bencic in game 11 of the deciding set and served the match. She had saved two set points in the first game.

Fernandez will next face 20-year-old American Amanda Anisimova, who reached the Roland Garros semi-finals in 2019.

The best result for a Canadian in the French Open singles draw came in 2014 when Eugenie Bouchard reached the semi-finals.

In men’s singles, 21-year-old Auger-Aliassime beat Serbian Filip Krajinovic 7-6(3), 7-6(2), 7-5. The Montreal native, seeded ninth, will next face Spaniard Rafael Nadal, 13-time French Open champion and seeded fifth.

With files from The Associated Press.

This report from The Canadian Press was first published on May 27, 2022.

The Canadian Press

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