Sloane Stephens shocked by teenager Leylah Fernandez in Monterrey

American 5th Sloane Stephens seed used to be upstaged via Leylah Fernandez, who rallied previous the 2017 US Open champion in 3 units midweek.

Sloane Stephens used to be bundled out of the WTA Monterrey Open as teenage sensation Leylah Fernandez reached the quarter-finals 6-7 (Four-7) 6-Three 6-Three.

Stephens broke via for her first win of 2020 to e-book her spot in Wednesday’s second-round fit following a troublesome begin to the yr.

But the American 5th seed used to be upstaged via 17-year-old Fernandez, who rallied previous the 2017 US Open champion in 3 units midweek.

Fernandez used to be a wonder finalist finally week’s Mexican Open in Acapulco, the place the Canadian reached her maiden WTA decider.

The in-form youngster moved via to back-to-back quarter-finals after prevailing in additional than two hours towards Stephens, with both most sensible seed Elina Svitolina or Olga Govortsova watching for.

Elsewhere on the WTA International match, 6th seed Rebecca Peterson defeated Kateryna Bondarenko 7-6 (7-2) 7-Five, 7th seed Wang Yafan outlasted Astra Sharma 7-6 (7-Five) Four-6 6-Three and 9th seed Marie Bouzkova beat Anna Karolina Schmiedlova 6-Four 6-1.