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Canada's Fernandez, Andreescu roll to first-round victories at Bad Homburg Open

Leylah Annie Fernandez Leylah Annie Fernandez - The Canadian Press

BAD HOMBURG, Germany — Canada's Leylah Fernandez rolled to a 6-0, 6-1 victory over Germany's Lena Papadakis in first-round play Monday at the Bad Homburg Open.

Fernandez, from Laval, Que., needed only 54 minutes to complete the victory at the WTA Tour 250-level event.

She will play Anna Blinkova in the second round. The ninth-seeded Russian posted a 3-6, 6-1, 7-5 victory over Germany's Sabine Lisicki.

Fifth-seeded Bianca Andreescu of Mississauga, Ont., advanced later in the day with a 6-2, 3-6, 7-5 victory over Britain's Sonay Kartal.

Andreescu will next face Spain's Rebeka Masarova, a 6-3, 6-2 winner over Aliaksandra Sasnovich of Belarus.

This report by The Canadian Press was first published June 26, 2023.