2021 US Open: 19-year-old Leylah Fernandez continues historic run; will meet Emma Radacunu, 18, in the final

2021 US Open: 19-year-old Leylah Fernandez continues historic run; will meet Emma Radacunu, 18, in the final
2021 US Open: 19-year-old Leylah Fernandez continues historic run; will meet Emma Radacunu, 18, in the final

19-year-old Canadian Leylah Fernandez will reach the ultimate of her historic US Open. World No. 2 Sabalenka was Fernandez’s latest victim because the youngster defeated her in three sets (7-6 (3), 4-6, 6-4) in Thursday’s semifinal to succeed in her first slam final. Accessed.

After starting the tournament without a seed, the 73rd-ranked Fernandez stunned the planet by defeating defending champions Naomi Osaka and Elina Svitolina, also because of the top five seeds, also as a former slam champion at Angelique Kerber. Were Fernandez was the youngest woman to receive two top-five badges since Serena Williams, 17, in 1999.

Fernandez’s victory over Belarus’ Sabalinka gave him a fantastic third victory within the top five. The win was an enormous one for Fernandes and his country, as Bianca Andreescu was the sole another Canadian woman to succeed in the US Open singles final in 2019.

Fernandez will face 18-year-old Emma Raducanu of Great Britain, who defeated No. 17 Maria Sakkari of Greece in Saturday’s final. Raducanu, who has been almost as impressive as Fernandez, is already at the highest of the highest four opponents in Flushing Meadows.

After his semi-final victory, Fernandez credited the NY crowd for helping him win.

“They made me happy, and that they never gave up,” said Fernandez. “They never gave abreast of me.” They fought on my behalf. And many thanks, I won. ”

In this year’s win, WTA leader Sabalenka came into the match as a key favorite. She was trying to find her first slam final, but Fernandez had other plans.

“I do not know how I did it,” Fernandez said when asked how he won. The final of the US Open Women’s Singles will happen on Saturday at 4 p.m.

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