It did not reach him. Argentina Solana Sierra, who had just eliminated three seeds, lost to local Robin Montgomery in three sets in the US Open Junior semifinal. Thus, the Mar del Plata completed a great tournament and stayed at the door of the decisive clash in the cement of New York.
Sierra, from Mar del Plata, just turned 17, played a great tournament in the fourth and last Grand Slam of 2021. In fact, he started better in the semi-finals but fell 2-6, 6-3 and 6-4, after saving several match points with the serve of his rival two games before the outcome.
Argentina, ranked No. 1,105 in the WTA ranking, had just beaten three seeded winners, such as Elvina Kalieva in the quarterfinals, and previously Matilda Mutavdzic and Ane Mintegi Del Olmo, owner of the Under 18 title this year at Wimbledon.
Sierra could not face Montgomery, number 365 in the world in majors and seventh seeded of the US Open, but his aggressive game and his personality remained as samples of aspects that excite for the future.
She sought to be the fourth Argentine to play a junior final at the US Open, after María Emilia Salerni (champion in 2000), Ivanna Madruga (runner-up in 1978) and Claudia Casabianca (champion in 1977).