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Leylah Annie Fernandez in action at a Fed Cup qualifier on August 5, 2019. Fernandez only needed 64 minutes to beat her eighth-seeded opponent in Acapulco.

MARK BLINCH/The Canadian Press

Canadian qualifier Leylah Annie Fernandez has reached the quarter-finals at the Mexican Open.

The 17-year-old Fernandez toppled eighth-seeded Nao Hibino of Japan 6-3, 6-0 on Wednesday in the round of 16 to advance.

Fernandez only needed 64 minutes to beat her eighth-seeded opponent in Acapulco.

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The Laval, Que., native will face Russia’s Anastasia Potapova in the next round.

Meanwhile, Canada’s Félix Auger-Aliassime has been bounced from the round of 16 on the men’s side.

The 19-year-old from Montreal was ousted by Britain’s Kyle Edmund 6-4, 6-4 in 1 hour 42 minutes.

Auger-Aliassime, ranked No. 19 in the world, was the fourth seed at the ATP 500-level tournament.

Auger-Aliassime, who is still looking for his first ATP title, was coming off a runner-up finish to Greece’s Stefanos Tsitsipas in Marseille, France, over the weekend. That was the fifth ATP final appearance of his career.

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