FLUSHING MEADOWS.– The Canadian Leylah Fernandez will play the semifinal of US Open after defeating the Ukrainian Elina Svitolina, in an intense duel that lasted 2 hours and 24 minutes and that was sentenced by 6-3, 3-6 and 7 (7) -6 (5).
The teenager who plays for the first time in the open Flushing Meadows continues to defeat the most exalted players on the circuit, this time, the victim was Svitolina, world number 5 who has an extensive track record of fourth finalist in the Australian and French Open and semifinalist of the US Open in 2019.
Undaunted and playing at Arthur Ashe, the largest tennis stadium in the world, Fernández made a difference from the beginning and gave Svitolina to understand that he would give everything for everything to obtain victory. So it was.
Owner of a consistent serve and lightning-fast returns, the Canadian left-hander was inch by inch paving the way to her triumph that puts her in the first semifinal of her career.
The Canadian awaits the denselance between Barbara Krejcikova and Aryna Sabslenka, who play in the night match, also at Arthur Ashe.