Leylah Fernandez suffers injury at French Open, skips press on advice of medical team

by   |  VIEW 15884

Leylah Fernandez suffers injury at French Open, skips press on advice of medical team

Canadian tennis star Leylah Fernandez wasn't able to fulfill her media duties following her French Open exit because of a foot injury. On Tuesday, 59th-ranked Martina Trevisan upset 17th-seeded Fernandez 6-2 6-7 (3) 6-3 in the French Open quarterfinal.

Fernandez, the 2021 US Open runner-up, was hampered by a foot injury and required a medical timeout on the court. "Unfortunately Leylah Fernandez will not be able to undertake her media commitments today on advice of the tournament medical team due to a right foot injury sustained in the match against Martina Trevisan," the FFT said in a press release.

Fernandez fought hard but lost to Trevisan

Trevisan got off to a strong start to the match, breakin Fernandez in the opening game of the match. In the seventh game, Trevisan claimed her second break to open a 5-2 lead before serving out for the first set in the following game.

After losing the first set, Fernandez earned her first break of the match in the fourth game to take a 3-1 lead in the second set. Unfortunately for Fernandez, her lead was short-lived as Trevisan broke back in the fifth game and then saved four break points in the sixth game to tie the set to three games apiece.

After blowing an early break and four break points in the sixth game, Fernandez lost her service in the ninth game as Trevisan took a 5-4 lead. In the 10th game, Trevisan missed out on a match point on her serve as Fernandez broke back and eventually forced a tie-break, which she dominated to send the match into a decider.

Trevisan impressively recovered from blowing a match point as she started the third set with back-to-back breaks and a comfortable 4-0 lead. Trevisan lost one of her breaks in the fifth game but earned her third break of the third set in the sixth game to take a 5-1 lead.

Trevisan failed to serve out for the match in the seventh game but kept her focus and managed to get over the finish line in the ninth game.