Teenage phenom Leylah Fernandez knocks off former US Open champ Sloane Stephens

Canada's Leylah Fernandez booked herself into the quarter finals in Monterrey and knocked off another top-10 player in no. 5 ranked Sloane Stephens from the USA.(AP Photo/Rebecca Blackwell)

Laval's Leyla Annie Fernandez booked a place in the quarter-finals of the Abierto GNP Seguros tennis tournament in Monterrey, Mexico knocking off fifth seed American Sloane Stephens in three sets.

Comeback complete! ✅@leylahfernandez pulls off an impressive come-from-behind upset over 2017 US Open champ Sloane Stephens, 6-7(4), 6-3, 6-3 at the Monterrey Open.

Into her second WTA quarter-finals a week after reaching her first. pic.twitter.com/EvDTKPW3oY

— Tennis Canada (@TennisCanada) March 5, 2020

The no. 126 ranked Fernandez has booked her place in a second straight quarter-finals in a month coming from behind to beat the 2017 US Open champ Stephens.

The 17-year-old lost the first set 7-6, but came back in the final two winning 6-3 and 6-3.

She will now face either no. 7 ranked Elina Svitolina or Belorussian veteran Olga Govertsova.

.@leylahfernandez scored her 2⃣nd win over a player ranked in the Top 50 in the last month!

Defeated Stephens in three-sets at @Abierto_GNP --> https://t.co/4P4n0RIxWF pic.twitter.com/AHj6t9Q1hW

— WTA (@WTA) March 5, 2020


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