Fernandez, a 19-year-old Montreal native, outlasted Olympic gold medallist Belinda Bencic of Switzerland 7-5, 3-6, 7-5 on the main court at Roland Garros on Friday.
It’s the first time Fernandez, the runner-up at the 2021 U.S. Open, has advanced past the third round in Paris.
The 17th-seeded Fernandez broke Bencic in the 11th game of the deciding set and served out the match. She had saved two set points in the opener.
Fernandez next faces 20-year-old American Amanda Anisimova, who reached the Roland Garros semifinals in 2019.
The best result by a Canadian woman in the French Open singles draw came in 2014 when Eugenie Bouchard reached the semifinals.
In men’s singles, the 21-year-old Auger-Aliassime defeated Serbia’s Filip Krajinovic 7-6 (3), 7-6 (2), 7-5. The ninth-seeded Montreal native will next face 13-time French Open champion and No. 5 seed Rafael Nadal of Spain.
— With files from The Associated Press.
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