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Fernandez into Spherical 2 of Wimbledon tune-up at Eastbourne, Andreescu ousted in Germany

Canada’s Leylah Fernandez continued her Wimbledon preparation with a 6-2, 3-6, 6-2 win over seventh seed Barbora Krejcikova on first-round motion Monday on the Rothesay Worldwide grass-court tennis match in England.

Fernandez, from Laval, Que., gained 81 per cent of first serve factors and saved seven of the 9 break factors she confronted.

The Canadian made essentially the most of her possibilities when introduced with break level by changing 5 of 9.

Fernandez opened her grass-court season with a run to the third spherical final week in Birmingham, England.

WATCH l Fernandez tops Krejcikova in opening spherical:

Fernandez earns upset win over Krejcikova in Eastbourne, England

Leylah Fernandez of Laval, Que., upset no. 7 seed Barbora Krejcikova of the Czech Republic, 6-2, 3-6, 6-2 within the first spherical of the Rothesay Worldwide in Eastbourne, England.

In doubles motion in Eastbourne, the top-seeded duo of Ottawa’s Gabriela Dabrowski and Erin Routliffe of New Zealand superior with a 6-3, 6-2 win over Czech pair Anna Siskova and Miriam Kolodziejova.

Dabrowski and Routliffe will subsequent face Chinese language tandem Guo Hanyu and Jiang Xinyu.

In Germany, Bianca Andreescu of Mississauga, Ont., was defeated 6-4, 6-2 by Russia’s Anna Blinkova within the first spherical of the Unhealthy Homburg Open.

Andreescu was coming off a run to the ultimate on the Libema Open within the Netherlands to kick off her grass-court season.

WATCH | Andreescu ousted early in Germany:

Andreescu ousted early in Unhealthy Homburg

Bianca Andreescu of Mississauga, Ont., misplaced to Russia’s Anna Blinkova 6-4, 6-2 within the first spherical in Unhealthy Homburg, Germany.

Diallo, Galarneau transfer on in Wimbledon qualifying

Canadians Gabriel Diallo and Alexis Galarneau moved to the second spherical of Wimbledon qualifying with wins Monday on the All England Membership.

The 22-year-old Diallo, from Montreal, posted a 6-7 (8), 6-1, 7-6 (6) win over Tunisia’s Aziz Dougaz.

Diallo will face eighth seed Daniel Galan of Colombia within the second spherical of qualifying.

Diallo is trying to qualify for the second Grand Slam major draw of his profession after making his main debut ultimately month’s French Open, the place he misplaced to Japanese veteran Kei Nishikori in 5 units within the first spherical.

Galarneau, 25, from Laval, Que., defeated Manuel Guinard 4-6, 6-3, 6-2 and can subsequent face one other French opponent in 38-year-old Richard Gasquet, a former world No. 7.

Galarneau is trying to qualify for his first Grand Slam.

Andy Murray undecided on readiness for Wimbledon

Andy Murray hasn’t selected whether or not he’ll play at Wimbledon subsequent week following his again surgical procedure.

The 37-year-old Murray had surgical procedure Saturday after retiring injured from a midweek match at Queen’s Membership within the buildup to what was anticipated to be his closing look on the All England Membership.

Murray’s crew stated in an announcement Monday the two-time Wimbledon champion “is continuous to work along with his medical crew to verify when he’ll return to the court docket.”

“At this stage, no selections have been made and we’ll replace additional as quickly as something has been finalized,” the assertion learn.

The previous No. 1 has signaled his intention to retire later this 12 months.

Murray, who gained the Wimbledon title in 2013 and 2016, retired from his match Queen’s Membership whereas trailing Jordan Thompson 4-1. He stated he was experiencing issues along with his proper leg even earlier than attending to the court docket.

After three video games, Murray acquired therapy on his surgically repaired proper hip, proper knee and decrease again.

First-round play on the All England Membership begins subsequent Monday.

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