Unseeded Italian Martina Trevisan surged into the French Open semifinals with a 6-2, 6-7(3), 6-3 defeat of Canadian teenager Leylah Fernandez on Tuesday.
Trevisan had all of the solutions as she dominated a lot of the match in opposition to a below-par Fernandez, who struggled to repeat the shape that took her to final yr’s U.S. Open last.
The world quantity 59 might have received in straight units however wavered when serving for the match at 5-4 within the second as fellow left-hander Fernandez dug deep to remain within the contest.
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Fernandez comfortably claimed the tiebreak to grow to be the primary participant to take a set off Trevisan at Roland Garros this yr, nevertheless it was to show solely a short respite.
Trevisan raced right into a 3-0 lead within the deciding set and received a fiercely-contested fourth sport to earn a double break.
Fernandez, who was handled for a foot harm within the first set, was by no means going to go away quietly, although and broke serve twice herself to claw again to 3-5.
The nerves have been apparent as Trevisan once more served for the match, however she wouldn’t be denied as she secured the win with an angled crosscourt forehand.