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Canada’s Fernandez retires from 1st-round match at San Diego Open due to injury

Canada’s Leylah Fernandez retired from her first-round match at the San Diego Open due to injury on Tuesday against Germany’s Tatjana Maria.

Fernandez, the eighth seed at the tournament, had won the opening set before the match concluded in the second, with the score being 7-6 (7), 0-4.

Maria will next face Australia’s Daria Saville in the second round.

Fernandez had one ace and won 51.4 per cent of her first-serve points. The Laval, Que., native also broke on two of her six chances.

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Canada’s Fernandez retires from opening match at San Diego Open

Leylah Fernandez of Laval, Que., retired from her opening round match against Germany’s Tatjana Maria Tuesday at the San Diego Open, with a left shoulder injury.

Marina Stakusic is the only other Canadian at the event.

She advanced to the second round with a 6-4, 5-7, 6-1 win on Monday against Russia’s Marina Melnikova.

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