July 14th, 2024

Fernandez and doubles partner Shibahara fall in third round at Wimbledon


By The Canadian Press on July 8, 2024.

Canada's Leylah Fernandez and partner Ena Shibahara of Japan are out of Wimbledon after losing in the women's doubles third round Monday. Fernandez plays a backhand return to Caroline Wozniacki of Denmark during their second-round match at the Wimbledon tennis championships in London, Thursday, July 4, 2024. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP-Alberto Pezzali<

LONDON – Canada’s Leylah Fernandez and partner Ena Shibahara of Japan are out of Wimbledon after losing in the women’s doubles third round Monday.

The pair fell 6-2, 7-6 (3) to fourth-seeded duo Taylor Townsend of the United States and Katerina Siniakova of Czechia.

Fernandez and Shibahara trailed 6-2, 3-2 before play was suspended Sunday.

Townsend and Siniakova went 3-for-4 on breakpoint opportunities and won 79 points to 61 for their opponents.

Also Monday, Ottawa’s Gabriela Dabrowski and partner Harri Heliövaara of Finland play a second-round mixed doubles match against the New Zealand duo of Erin Routliffe and Michael Venus.

Dabrowski, the lone Canadian left at Wimbledon, plays with Routliffe in women’s doubles. The second-seeded pair is scheduled to take on Elena-Gabriela Ruse of Romania and Marta Kostyuk on Tuesday.

This report by The Canadian Press was first published July 8, 2024.

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