Canada’s Leylah Fernandez saved five championship points to bounce back at defeat Camila Osorio 6-7(5), 6-4, 7-6(3) in the Monterrey final on Sunday.
2nd-seeded Fernandez saved one point at 5-4 in the third set and four more at 6-5 before winning the tiebreak against No. 5 seed Osorio in match that lasted two hours and 52 minutes.
“Today it was a very, very tough match, not only physically or tennis-wise, but mentally,” Fernandez said.
“Camila, she’s a tough player to play against. She’s very crafty, she does slices, high balls, it’s very unpredictable.
“I’m very, very happy to have gone through these hard moments, and have fought, found solutions.
“And Camila, I hope we have many, many more finals like this, because without her, I don’t think this tournament, this final, would be [as] special.”