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

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Canadian Leylah Fernandez, 19, will carry her historic US Open run into the ultimate. World No. 2 Aryna Sabalenka was Fernandez’s newest sufferer, as {the teenager} defeated her in three units (7-6 (3), 4-6, 6-4) in Thursday’s semifinal to achieve her first Grand Slam remaining. 

After starting the match unseeded, the 73rd-ranked Fernandez shocked the world by defeating two top-five seeds in defending champion Naomi Osaka and Elina Svitolina, together with a former Grand Slam champion in Angelique Kerber. Fernandez was the youngest girl to take down two top-five seeds since a then 17-year-old Serena Williams did in 1999. 

Fernandez’s win over Belarus’ Sabalenka gave her an unimaginable third win over a top-five seed. The win was huge for Fernandez and her nation, as the one different Canadian girl to achieve the US Open singles remaining was Bianca Andreescu in 2019. 

Fernandez will play 18-year-old Emma Radacunu of Britain, who upset No. 17 Maria Sakkari of Greece, in Saturday’s remaining. Raducanu, who has been almost as spectacular as Fernandez, has already topped 4 top-50 opponents in Flushing Meadows. 

After her semifinal victory, Fernandez credited the New York crowd for serving to her win. 

“They’ve cheered for me, they usually by no means gave up,” Fernandez stated. “They by no means gave up for me. They fought for me. And due to you, I used to be capable of win.”

Sabalenka, the WTA’s chief in wins this yr, got here into the match as a big favourite. She was trying to find her first Grand Slam remaining, however Fernandez had different plans. 

“I do not know the way I did that,” Fernandez stated when requested to explain how she gained. 

The US Open girls’s singles remaining is slated for Saturday at 4 p.m. 

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