Montreal teen wins Junior Women's title at French Open
Montreal's Leylah Annie Fernandez won the girls singles title at the French Open.
The top-seeded Fernandez beat eighth-seeded Emma Navarro of the U.S. 6-3, 6-2 on Saturday.
The 16-year-old from Montreal was runner-up at the Australian Open.
She broke Navarro twice in the first set and three times in the second set to become the first Canadian to win a junior title at the French Open.
Fernandez did not drop a single set en route to the championship.
Canadians Eugenie Bouchard (2012), Filip Peliwo (2012) and Denis Shapovalov (2016) won Wimbledon junior titles while Peliwo (2012) and Felix Auger-Aliassime (2016) won at the US Open.
Roberta Rice, an associate professor of politics at The University of Calgary