Filipino-Canadian tennis player Leylah Fernandez managed to successfully defend her Monterrey Open title against Camila Osorio, defeating the Colombian player 6-7(5) 6-4 7-6(3) in the finals of the WTA tournament.

Although she took home the victory, Fernandez didn’t have it easy against Osorio, who was showing unstoppable grit during the last match of the WTA 250 tourney held on Sunday (Monday, PH Time). 

“Today it was a very, very tough match, not only physically or tennis-wise but mentally. Camila, she’s a tough player to play against. She’s very crafty, she does slices, high balls, it’s very unpredictable.” Fernandez shared after the match. 

“I’m very, very happy that I was able to find a way through my mistakes, find a way to get back in the match, and then find a way to win it at the end and not get frustrated with myself. I’m very, very happy to have gone through these hard moments,” the 19-year old added. 

This match is Fernandez’s first title match since reaching the finals of the US Open finals, wherein she bowed to Britain’s Emma Raducanu.

With this triumph, Fernandez is now a two-time WTA champion. 

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