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Next in the second semifinals, another teenager will face Maria Sakkari in Emma Raducanu. Another first match. Raducanu comes through qualifying and hasn’t lost a set yet
Leylah Fernandes speaks after the game: I have no idea how I won that. I would say it’s thanks to the New York audience. They cheered me on, never gave up and pushed me to victory. Thank you New York!
These are years and years and years of hard work and blood and tears. Those are years of sacrifice. I just wanted to be in the final and I’m not sure how I got to the last point and how I got here, but I’m so happy.
So much has happened. I met Billie Jean King, I met Juan Martin del Potro. Steve Nash is here in my box! I don’t know what was best.
I remember when I was younger my dad used him as an example and told me I had to work hard like Steve Nash. Hopefully we can have a tennis match soon.
At this moment, I’ll just enjoy my win with my team and worry about the final tomorrow. I don’t care who I play against, I just want to play this final!
Backhand from Sabalenka into the net and Fernandez has a point in this game. 0-15. DOUBLE MISTAKE FROM SABALENKA! 0-30 !! Has Sabalenka come under pressure? Missed a first serve again! MORE DOUBLE FAULTS! LEYLAH FERNANDEZ HAS TRIPLE MATCH POINT! This is massive! SABALENKA STRIKES LONG! Leylah Fernandez is in her very first Grand Slam final! This is a dream run for the 19-year-olds, she has taken the tennis world by storm and has just thrown out the second seed!
Fernandez’s forehand shot into the net, 15-0. Sabalenka wins consecutive points and now has three setpoints! Is that the moment everything changes in this match? IT COULD ONLY BE! Sabalenka hits a volley forehand winner and we’re going into a decisive set!
Aryna Sabalenka has two great forehand winners, who have won across the board, and she is leading 2-0. She seems to misjudge a serve from Fernandez on the next point and hits him clumsily into the net. 2-1. Sabalenka strives for some serious power on the forehand during a rally, but hits for a long time. 2-2. Mistake from Sabalena, 2-3 to Fernandez! Fernandez’s turn to hit a long backhand, 3-3. Two points for Fernandez and the 19-year-old looks ready to take that first set. Sabalenka makes two mistakes in a row and FERNANDEZ WINS THE FIRST SET!
Oh oh, is Sabalenka getting nervous here? Double fault to forfeit the first point and then a terrible forehand return to 0-30. And she just gave Fernandez three breakpoints after hitting a forehand wide. Missed the first serve again, what’s going on here? The second serve is hit hard and Fernandez is unable to return. 15-40. Sabalenka wins another point, forcing Fernandez onto her forehand side and then slamming a nice flat forehand winner into the empty side of the field. 30-40. Fernandez still has a breakpoint! Oh God. Another double fault from Sabalenka! It’s a break for Fernandez and we’re back to serve in the first set.
Great job by Sabalenka to take the first few points and put Fernandez under serious pressure early in the first set. Sabalenka hits a long return, 15-30. Oh beautiful things from Sabalenka. She unleashes some huge forehands to win the next rally and get a breakpoint. She breaks with a strong forehand winner! Great start from the second seed.
Emma Raducanu: “Helpful to have so many games was confident in every game. To play under the lights at Ashe [Arthur Ashe Stadium] I am eager to to be out there. I just concentrated on myself. “
Maria Sakkari:” At least I have a bit of experience in the semifinals. I am positive, confident and look forward to it. I really enjoy playing with the audience. That’s probably the best audience I’ve ever played with. It brings out the Greek spirit in me! “
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Next in the second semifinal, another teenager will play Emma Raducanu against Maria Sakkari. Another first match. Raducanu comes through qualifying and has not yet lost a set
Leylah Fernandez is the fourth Canadian man or woman to win along with Eugenie Bouchard (2014 Wimbledon), Milos Raonic (2016 Wimbledon) and Bianca Andreescu (2019 US Open ) reached a grand finale p ic.twitter.com/6RfAYTfxfo
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Preview of the US Open women’s semifinals: In the semifinals of the US Open women, two young teenagers will take the stage: 18-year-old Emma Raducanu from Great Britain and 19-year-old Leylah Fernandez from Canada Number 2 seeded Aryna Sabalenka. She tries to copy the feat of compatriot Bianca Andreescu, who won the US Open in 2019 at the age of 19.
Sabalenka is in her second major semifinals in a row and is trying to reach her first Grand Slam final. </ This is followed by the 150th placed Raducanu against the number 17 seeded Maria Sakkari from Greece. Raducanu is the first female qualifier to finish in the last four of the US Open in the professional era that began in 1968.
Sakkari also reached her first slam semi-final at the French Open that year. To advance, she has to beat Raducanu, who has not yet lost a set in Flushing Meadows.
None of the four women remaining in the tournament have ever played in a Grand Slam final.
September 10, 2021 7:44:13 AM IST
After crucial points, Leylah Fernandez raised her right fist or twisted her arms and fired himself and the crowd in crowded stadiums. And she won a lot of critical points at the US Open.
One day before their 19th champion Naomi Osaka was certainly no coincidence.
Fernandez said the point is to find the right position for Osaka’s first serve, which 63% of the time landed 80% for Fernandez.
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