Leila Annie Fernandez created another big upset at the US Open and reached the quarter-finals of the prestigious Grand Slam tournament on Sunday in New York.
Two days after the elimination of Naomi Osaka (3NS), defeated Quebec German Angelina Kerber (17 .).NS) in three sets of 4-6, 7-6 (5) and 6-2.
Once again, Fernandez has shown great resilience. In the cables in the second set, she resumed the serve break at the eighth point, eventually forcing a hold on the tiebreaker.
During this, 73NS The WTA rated player played hard and gained momentum. In full possession of his means on the last lap of this match, world number one Fernandes broke twice.
In all, the La Belle County native has taken Kerber’s service five times on nine occasions. She also suffered four fractures.
“It’s a really special victory,” Fernandez declared at TSN’s microphone after his victory. Angeline is a champion and has won many Grand Slam titles. It’s left-handed [comme moi]So I watched a lot of those games growing up.”
Fernandez will face Elina Svitolina in the quarter-finals. Earlier in the day, she defeated Ukraine’s Romanian Simona Halep.
“It will be a very difficult match,” Kipker said when asked about her upcoming competition. She is a great player, a fighter, returns a lot of balls and is aggressive. I’m just going to be on the pitch and have fun like I’ve been doing for the past few days.”
With his recent win, Fernandes is now guaranteed to make his way into the world’s 50 best players list. She will be only the second player – after American Cory Gauff – to be among the 50 best players on the planet under the age of 20. La Lavalloise will turn 19 on Monday.
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