Fernandez beats Konjuh in straight sets at US Open
NEW YORK — Canada's Leylah Fernandez has advanced to the second round of the U.S. Open, moving on with a 7-6 (3), 6-2 win over on Croatia's Ana Konjuh.
The native of Laval, Que., was good on 76 per cent of her first serves, winning 65 per cent of those available points.
Konjuh was accurate on just 63 per cent of her first serves. While she slightly outpaced Fernandez by winning 68 per cent of first-serve points, she won just 35 per cent of second-serve points, compared to 47 per cent for Fernandez.
Konjuh also committed 10 double faults, compared to just three for her opponent.
Fernandez made the most of her break-point chances, converting four of her seven opportunities. Konjuh had 10 break-point chances against Fernandez, but was only good on two.
Fernandez next faces Kaia Kanepi of Estonia. It will be the first meeting between the players.
Meanwhile, after making the main draw through qualifying, Vancouver's Rebecca Marino had her tournament come to an end.
Marino was ousted by fifth seed Elina Svitolina of Ukraine 6-2, 6-3.
This report by The Canadian Press was first publishedAug. 30, 2021.