Leylah Fernandez (right) high-fives Taylor Townsend.

Photo : Martin Sidorjak

Leylah Annie Fernandez is going for her first major title this morning at Roland-Garros. She and partner Taylor Townsend are taking on Su-Wei Hsieh and Wang Xinyu in the women’s doubles final.

Just by reaching the title match, Fernandez became just the second Canadian to reach at least one Grand Slam final in both singles and doubles. Bianca Andreescu became the first earlier this week when she reached the mixed doubles final with Michael Venus, losing to Miyu Kato and Tim Puetz.

Fernandez is looking to become the first Canadian ever to win a women’s doubles Grand Slam title. Women’s doubles is one of two disciplines never won by a Canadian, along with men’s singles.

The last Canadian to win a doubles title of any kind at a major was Gabriela Dabrowski, who won the mixed doubles title at the 2018 Australian Open. Dabrowski is also the last Canadian professional to win the French Open, claiming the mixed doubles title in 2017. Fernandez has tasted glory at Roland-Garros before, winning the junior singles title in 2019.

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Follow along with the 2023 women’s doubles French Open final with live match updates below

*Note: The most recent updates are at the top. The updates are in reverse chronological order.


Hsieh closes it out on her second match point.

5-1 Hsieh/Wang

A couple of close errors from Fernandez and she goes down 30-40, but Wang skies the return. Another error from the Canadian sets up another break point and Townsend misses the volley to go down a double break.

4-1 Hsieh/Wang

Fernandez return winner sets up a double break point but she and Townsend both commit errors. Townsend fires a backhand winner for another look but Fernandez nets the return. Hsieh misses a smash to give them a fourth chance but Wang hits a winner right up the middle. Wang finally holds after more than 10 minutes.

3-0 Hsieh/Wang

Hsieh backs up the break with a hold to love.

2-0 Hsieh/Wang

Another early break for Hsieh and Wang after Fernandez misses a volley. They are in the driver’s seat in the deciding set.


Wang steps up in the tiebreak to extend the match.

Tiebreak: 6-5 Hsieh/Wang

On the first set point, some miscommunication at the net and Hsieh puts a smash into the ground on her own side of the net

Tiebreak: 5-3 Hsieh/Wang

Another return winner from Wang puts them ahead by a minibreak.

Tiebreak: 2-2

Wang fires a return winner to get it right back.

Tiebreak: 2-1 Fernandez/Townsend

Townsend finds a backhand crosscourt winner to score an early minibreak.


Hsieh holds to love and the second set is heading to a tiebreak.

6-5 Fernandez/Townsend

Fernandez holds and they lead for the first time in the second set. One game away from the title.


Team Taylah gets the break! We’re back on serve after Fernandez and Townsend play a strong return game where they look more like they did in the first set.

5-4 Hsieh/Wang

Townsend holds from love-40 down, saving three sets points. She and Fernandez still trail by a break though and it needs to come in the next game as Hsieh and Wang will try to serve out the set.

3-1 Hsieh/Wang

Fernandez and Townsend have a look at getting back on serve, but it’s Hsieh and Wang’s turn to show some good aggression to erase a couple of break points and hold.

1-0 Hsieh/Wang

A quick change to start the second set as Fernandez and Townsend face break points for the first time. Townsend misses a smash to drop serve for the first time in the match.


Fernandez and Townsend dominate the opening set. They overpowered and outhit their opponents and close it out with a break to love. It was one-way traffic from start to finish. The Canadian/American due lost just four points on serve.

4-1 Fernandez/Townsend

A return winner from Fernandez sets up double break point and some huge hitting from Townsend secures the double break.

2-1 Fernandez/Townsend

First break goes to Team Taylah! Some great hitting from Townsend sets up the break point and Fernandez draws the error.


Tricky first hold for Fernandez as she sees a 40-love lead slip away, but she gets out of the game without having to face a break point.

1-0 Hsieh/Wang

An early look for Team Taylah with three break points on Wang’s serve in the opening game, but Hsieh swats away the first and then two errors from Fernandez allow Wang to hold.