Saturday, September 18, 2021

US Open: Leylah Fernandes sets up semi final clash with Ariana Sabalenka; Daniil Medvedev enters into last four of Men’s Singles

In US Open Tennis, Canadian teenage sensation Leylah Fernandez produced another fearless performance by defeating fifth seed Elina Svitolina of Ukraine 6-3 3-6 7-6 (7-5) to reach the Women’s Singles semi-finals.

In her run to her first major semi-final, unseeded Fernandez has beaten Defending Champion Naomi Osaka, 2016 winner Angelique Kerber and now Olympic bronze medallist Svitolina.

Fernandez has set up the Last-Four clash with second seed Aryna Sabalenka on Friday. The Belarusian, Sabalenka defeated French Open champion and eight seed Barbora Krejcikova of Czech Republic in quarterfinals, 6-1, 6-4. Sabalenka will be playing her first-ever US Open semi-final.

In Men’s Singles, World number two Daniil Medvedev has entered into the semifinal after defeating Dutchman Botic van de Zandschulp 6-3, 6-0, 4-6, 7-5 at Flushing Meadows. The Russian is into the Last Four of the US Open for the third straight year. He will meet Canadian 12th seed Felix Auger-Aliassime in the last four who got a walkover in the quarterfinals after his opponent Spanish teenager Carlos Alcaraz retired due to injury while trailing 6-3, 3-1.

 

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