Story of the Match
If there is a weak spot in an opponent's game to be found, expect that the tenacious Fernandez will be there to exploit it.
One of three teenagers to reach the fourth-round on the women's side (along with Coco Gauff and Zheng Qinwen), Fernandez did just that in the opening set, winning all seven of her second-serve return points as she broke Anisimova three times on four opportunities.
The No.17-seed was quick off the mark, pressuring the American into mistakes and closing points at net as she staked herself to a 4-0 lead, but Anisimova soon got the wake-up call and responded with two breaks to edge closer by the end of the opening set.
Anisimova's efforts were in vain, however, as Fernandez served out the stanza on her second opportunity, forcing an error to close the set in 36 minutes.
Anisimova clicked into a higher gear as the second set began, and sent a bevy of fizzing groundstrokes for winners as she built a 4-1 lead.
The Floridian produced 18 winners in the set, and fought off a late rally from the fleet-footed Canadian, converting her second set point in the tenth game to force a decider.