Unseeded Fernandez past World No.2 Sabalenka to reach final at U.S. Open

Source: Xinhua| 2021-09-10 15:11:12|Editor: huaxia

NEW YORK, Sept. 10 (Xinhua) -- Canadian teenager Leylah Annie Fernandez continued her winning streak and beat world No.2 Aryna Sabalenka of Belarus 7-6, 4-6, 6-4 in the women's singles semifinals here on Thursday.

"That's years and years and years of hard work, and tears and blood, everything, on-court, off-court sacrifices," Fernandez said after her victory. "I just wanted to be in the final. I really wanted it. I fought for every point. Aryna fought for the same thing. I don't know how I got that last point, but I'm glad I did."

The unseeded Fernandez, ranked No. 73, continues to surprise the world at the U.S. Open. She has now beaten three Top Five players on route to the champion title, including defending champion Naomi Osaka and fifth-ranked Elina Svitolina.

Fernandez will next play another youngster, Britain's Emma Raducanu in the Grand Slam final. Enditem

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