Fernandez credits aggressive play for win over Siniakova

Thursday, 26 May 2022 at 02:30
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It was a smooth day at the office for Leylah Fernandez on Wednesday at Roland Garros, as the Canadian cruised past Katerina Siniakova to advance to the third round.
The 17th seed powered past her Czech opponent in a dominant 6-3 6-2 victory, defeating the No.1-ranked doubles player in an hour and 11 minutes. Fernandez fended off 10 of the 12 break points she faced in the match, while converting five of her six break points against the 56th-ranked Siniakova.
"I think I just played a really good match, especially on important points in the first set," said last year's US Open runner-up. "In the second set, I was happy I was able to keep that offensiveness and keep going for my shots, and I'm glad that the balls went in when it mattered."
Fernandez experienced success at Roland Garros even before she started her main-draw appearances in 2020. The Canadian won the junior singles title at the 2019 French Open.
Awaiting the 19-year old in the third round is 14th seed Belinda Bencic, who held off 2019 US Open champion Bianca Andreescu in a 6-2 6-4 victory.

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