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Fernandez, Koolhof out of Wimbledon mixed doubles

Leylah Fernandez Leylah Fernandez - The Canadian Press

LONDON — Canada's Leylah Fernandez and Dutch partner Wesley Koolhof lost 6-4, 3-6, 6-2 to the British tandem of Olivia Nicholls and Jonny O'Mara on Monday in third-round mixed doubles action at Wimbledon.

The fourth-seeded team of Fernandez, from Laval, Que., and Koolhof combined for five aces, but hit into seven double-faults — including one on match point — and were broken four times on 11 chances.

Nicholls and O'Mara went up a break in the third set to take a 4-2 lead and won the next two games to set up a quarterfinal against fifth seeds Matthew Ebden and Ellen Perez of Australia.

Fernandez, who was eliminated from women's singles and doubles competitions last week, was the last Canadian remaining in any of the senior events.

This report by The Canadian Press was first published July 10, 2023.