The revolution of the youngest at the US Open continues, for now, thanks to Leylah Fernandez, the 18-year-old Canadian, about to turn 19 (he will do it this Monday), that after eliminating the reigning champion of the tournament, Naomi Osaka, in the third round, He dismounted this Sunday another Grand Slam title holder, winner in New York in 2016, Angelique Kerber. Fernandez rallied to win by 4-6, 7-6 (5) and 6-2 at 2:15.
“Despite the impact of the victory the other day, I think I played the important points with great concentration. My team warned me that I had only made it through three rounds, that I had to continue working, “said Leylah, who has tremendous merit, because she is number 73 in the world and had not reached the third round in the six majors in which had participated between 2020 and 2021.
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Fernández, who placed a barbarity of 45 winning shots, only three of them from direct service, will face a new challenge on Tuesday in the quarterfinals: Elina Svitolina, the fifth favorite, who achieved finally beat Simona Halep in a Grand Slam (It was 0-2 against the Romanian). The Ukrainian also did it, with authority, for a double 6-3 in 76 minutes and he hasn’t lost a set in four games. She has nine victories, because she was a champion in Chicago.
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