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Leila Fernandez was defeated in the third round of the Miami Open by world number five Jessica Pegula

Leila Fernandez was defeated in the third round of the Miami Open by world number five Jessica Pegula

Canadian Laila Fernandez lost to American Jessica Pegula 7-5, 6-4 in the third round of the Miami Open tennis tournament on Sunday.

The Laval, Que., native committed four double faults, won 58.6 percent of her first serve points and broke three of the nine chances she had. Each player had one ace.

Pegula, ranked fifth in the world, committed only one double fault and won 70.5 percent of her first serve points, while wasting five chances out of 13.

She has reached the semifinals of the Miami Open the past two years.

Fernandez, ranked 35th, qualified after her second-round victory over Colombian Emiliana Arango 6-4, 6-2 on Saturday.

Watch Fernandez commit 4 double faults in the third round loss:

Fernandez was eliminated from playing in the Miami Open

Canadian Laila Annie Fernandez lost, on Sunday, in the Miami Open tennis tournament, to American Jessica Pegula in straight sets, 7-5, 6-4.

On the men's side, Denis Shapovalov of Richmond Hill, Ontario, also lost 6-3, 7-6 (7) to Italian Matteo Arnaldi in a third-round match later Sunday.

Shapovalov led 7-6 with a chance to push the match into the third set in the tiebreak, and wasted three consecutive points to lose the match in one hour and 39 minutes. The match was delayed briefly due to rain.

In the women's doubles competition, Gabriella Dabrowski from Ottawa and Erin Rotliff from New Zealand defeated Japanese Mio Kato and Indonesian Aldila Sutjadi 6-4, 6-4 in the second round.

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Goff has his eyes on winning the title on home soil

Third seed Coco Gauff came from behind in the first set to beat Osyan Dudin 6-4, 6-0 and qualify for the fourth round for the second time in her career.

Gauff won 10 straight games after Dodin led 4-2 in the first set, thanks in part to nine double faults committed by Dodin in critical moments.

Gauff has lost only once in her last 23 matches in the United States. That defeat came to Maria Sakkari in Indian Wells earlier this month.

Goff, who turned 20 on March 13, became the youngest American player to finish in Miami's top three. The US Open champion, who is from South Florida, attended the event growing up and said earning a title there would be special.

“It would be really nice to win here at home,” said Goff, who was born in Delray Beach, Florida. “I think the best part about winning here is just being able to go home with the trophy and not have to fly and pack….And I'm a Dolphins fan, so maybe if I win here they can win another Super Bowl title.”

Gauff will face the winner of Naomi Osaka and 27th seed Caroline Garcia, which takes place later Sunday afternoon.

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