Italy's Trevisan beats Fernandez to reach French Open semis

31/5/2022 4:13:00 PM

Italy's Trevisan beats Fernandez to reach French Open semis

Italy's Trevisan beats Fernandez to reach French Open semis

PARIS : Unseeded Italian Martina Trevisan surged into the French Open semi-finals with a 6-2 6-7(3) 6-3 defeat of Canadian teenager Leylah Fernandez on Tuesday.Trevisan had all the answers as she dominated most of the match against a below-par Fernandez who struggled to repeat the form that took her to la

PARIS : Unseeded Italian Martina Trevisan surged into the French Open semi-finals with a 6-2 6-7(3) 6-3 defeat of Canadian teenager Leylah Fernandez on Tuesday.Trevisan had all the answers as she dominated most of the match against a below-par Fernandez who struggled to repeat the form that took her to last year's U.S. Open final.

The world number 59 could have won in straight sets but wavered when serving for the match at 5-4 in the second as fellow left-hander Fernandez dug deep to stay in the contest.Fernandez comfortably claimed the tiebreak to become the first player to take a set off Trevisan at Roland Garros this year, but it was to prove only a brief respite.

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Trevisan had all the answers as she dominated most of the match against a below-par Fernandez who struggled to repeat the form that took her to last year's U.S. "He was driving me nuts," Zverev said. Open final. "I think I'm improving more and more and understanding my game, that's the most important thing," she told reporters on Sunday, after defeating American 27th seed Amanda Anisimova 6-3 4-6 6-3. The world number 59 could have won in straight sets but wavered when serving for the match at 5-4 in the second as fellow left-hander Fernandez dug deep to stay in the contest. I felt every return was put on the baseline. Fernandez comfortably claimed the tiebreak to become the first player to take a set off Trevisan at Roland Garros this year, but it was to prove only a brief respite. "It's been weird because the first few matches until today I was cruising really fast, getting really big leads really quickly, losing some of those leads," Pegula said.

Trevisan raced into a 3-0 lead in the deciding set and won a fiercely-contested fourth game to earn a double break. He was playing the best tennis of his life, with the crowd supporting him. "I think I just understood that there is a process, and it's still a long year, very long year, and I just need to calm myself down, calm my mind down, and just accept that things are going to be tough," she said. Fernandez, who was treated for a foot injury in the first set, was never going to go away quietly though and broke serve twice herself to claw back to 3-5. The nerves were obvious as Trevisan again served for the match but this time she would not be denied as she secured the win with an angled crosscourt forehand." The 25-year-old Zverev, long touted as a potential Grand Slam winner, twice broke the 131st-ranked Spaniard, who had never made it past round two in a Grand Slam prior to Paris, to charge 4-1 in front. Source: Reuters . "Every time I step out on the court I still have something to prove," said Fernandez, who will play Italian world number 59 Martina Trevisan for a place in the semi-finals.