Leylah Fernandez defeats Aryna Sabalenka in the US Open semi-finals

AFP News Agency

10th Sep, 2021. 06:01 pm
Leylah Fernandez defeats Aryna Sabalenka in the US Open semi-finals

Canadian teen sensation Leylah Fernandez advanced to her first Grand Slam final on Thursday by defeating world number two Aryna Sabalenka of Belarus in the US Open semi-finals.

The unseeded 19-year-old prodigy eliminated Wimbledon semi-finalist Sabalenka 7-6 (7/3), 4-6, 6-4 and could capture her first Slam crown on Saturday at Arthur Ashe Stadium.

Fernandez will play for the title against the winner of a later semi-final between Greek 17th seed Maria Sakkari and 18-year-old British qualifier Emma Raducanu

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