Leylah Fernández, historical: beat a mark of more than a decade


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Leylah Fernández, historical: beat a mark of more than a decade

The Canadian tennis player Leylah Fernández (73rd), 18 years old, who will turn 19 next Sunday, emulated Carlos Alcaraz’s previous hit against Stefanos Tsitsipas, defeated 5-7, 7-6 (2) and 6-4 to the Japanese Naomi Osaka (3rd) and became the youngest player to beat a Top 3 member at the US Open since 2007.

The left-handed woman, born in Montreal, daughter of an Ecuadorian father and Filipino mother, who was proclaimed at Roland Garros Junior 2019 and this year, in Monterrey, lifted her first WTA title, reached a mark that was not recorded 14 years ago, when the Polish Agnieszka Radwanska, of 18 years, She surprised the Russian Maria Sharapova 6-4, 1-6 and 6-2, defending champion and world number two at the time, in the third round match at Arthur Ashe Stadium.

What’s more, Fernández, who debuted at the highest level in his hometown, Quebec, in 2018, He reached the knockout stages of a Major for the first time in his career.


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