October 19, 2021

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United States Open | Fernandez and Dabrowski won the women’s doubles

United States Open |  Fernandez and Dabrowski won the women's doubles

(New York) Canada’s Leila Fernandez’s dream singles journey continues, with Doubles One ending on Monday.


The 19-year-old and her teammate Erin Routlife lost in the third round of the US Open to Romanian Elena-Gabriela Roose and Monica Nicules 6-1, 4-6, 6-2 in three sets.

Fernandez and Routledge have not lost a set since the start of the doubles tournament, but they found something to match the Romanians who easily dominated the first set.

After breaking up their first two service games in the second set, Fernandez and Routledge showed plenty of the character to break their opponents three times to force the final set.

Nichols and Roose were effective in the third set and finally won their first match point.

Gabriela Dabrowski, along with her teammate Louisa Stephanie, is the only Canadian still competing for the doubles title.

Behind fifth seed Dabrowski and Stephanie, the Ukrainians defeated Dayana Astrenska and Martha Kostyuk 6-7 (5), 6-4, 6-2 to advance to the quarterfinals.

Fernandez will continue his singles journey on Tuesday when he clashes with Ukraine’s Elena Svitolina in the tournament quarterfinals.

Later on Monday, Canadian Bianca will look to join Andreas in the quarterfinals with her compatriot, then she will face Maria Sakkari of Greece.