Fernandez, Raducanu set up Teenage U.S Open final.
Written by crest887fm on September 10, 2021
Canadian teenager Leylah Fernandez shocked another high-ranked opponent in second seed Aryna Sabalenka to reach the US Open final where she will face 18-year-old Briton Emma Raducanu in what would be a US Open all teens affair.
Unseeded Fernandez, who turned 19 on Monday, won 7-6 (7-3) 4-6 6-4 to edge a tense semi against the Belarusian.
Fernandez, who is ranked 73rd, had already beaten defending champion Naomi Osaka and fifth seed Elina Svitolina.
In a related development,
British teenager Emma Raducanu reached the US Open final as her meteoric rise continued with a stunning straight-set win over Greek 17th seed Maria Sakkari in New York.
Raducanu extended her dream run with a 6-1 6-4 victory in which her dominance again almost defied belief.
She is the first British qualifier to reach a Grand Slam final and will play another teenager Leylah Fernandez on Saturday.
Raducanu is the first British woman in a major singles final in 44 years.