Leylah Fernandez lasted longer than Camilla Osorio at the Aviert GNP Segro Tournament on Sunday, defending the title with three sets of thrillers 6-7 (5), 6-4 and 7-6 (3). Second Seed saved five championship points in a two-hour, 52-minute match.
Fernandez made a hot start, taking a 4-1 lead and serving the first set 5-3 before Osorio counterattacked to take the first set. In the second set, Fernandez led again 4-1 and Osorio 5-4.
Osorio won by erasing five different championship points, taking a 4-1 lead in the third set before Fernandez counterattacked.
“Today was a very tough match physically, tennis and mentally,” Fernandez said. “Camira, she’s a difficult player to play against. She’s very cunning, slicing, highballing, it’s very unpredictable.
“I am very pleased to have experienced these difficult moments, fought and found a solution. And Camilla, we hope there are more finals like this. If not, this tournament, this final [as] special. “
This was the first expert meeting between 19-year-old Fernandez and 20-year-old Osorio. The two met three times at the Junior Grand Slam event, and Fernandez won 2-1.
Fernandez, 21st in the world, is currently 12-1 in Monterrey and has won the last 10 games.
She is currently 2-2 in the tour-level finals and both titles are in the Abierto GNP Seguros tournament. Her third final was her defeat in Mexico in 2020 and her fourth final was her Runner-up at the 2021 US Open..
Osorio, who was 44th in the world ranking before the tournament, is expected to be in the top 40 of his career.