Skip to main content


Fernandez eliminated at Bad Homburg Open with loss to Blinkova

Leylah Annie Fernandez Leylah Annie Fernandez - The Canadian Press

BAD HOMBURG, Germany — Leylah Fernandez of Laval, Que., was eliminated from the Bad Homburg Open tennis tournament Wednesday with a 7-5, 6-2 second-round loss to Russia's Anna Blinkova.

Blinkova, seeded ninth at the Wimbledon warmup, had 17 break-point chances, converting five of them.

Fernandez, ranked 96th in the world, fell to 16-14 in singles competition this year.

Fernandez will make her second career appearance at Wimbledon this year. She lost in the first round at her only other appearance in 2021.

This report by The Canadian Press was first published June 28, 2023.