Fil-Canadian teen Fernandez’s fairy tale continues in US Open

US OPEN. Leylah Fernandez of Canada returns against Elina Svitolina of Ukraine during their women’s singles quarterfinals of the 2021 US Open at the Arthur Ashe Stadium at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center in New York, the United States on Sept. 7, 2021. The unseeded Filipino-Canadian player advanced to the semifinals and could face world No. 2 Aryna Sabalenka of Belarus. (Photo by Michael Nagle/Xinhua)

ANKARA – Filipino-Canadian tennis player Leylah Fernandez qualified Tuesday for her first Grand Slam semifinals as the 19-year-old’s dream run continued at the 2021 US Open.

Unseeded Fernandez beat Ukrainian fifth-seed Elina Svitolina, 6-3, 3-6, 7-6 (7-5) in the women’s singles quarterfinals in New York.

Fernandez will face Czech Barbora Krejcikova or world No. 2 Aryna Sabalenka of Belarus in the semifinals.

Meanwhile, in the men’s singles, Russian second seed Daniil Medvedev qualified for the semifinal phase in the US Open.

Medvedev won against his Dutch opponent Botic van de Zandschulp, 6-3, 6-0, 4-6, 7-5 in the quarterfinal match.

The Russian player will take on Canada’s Felix Auger Aliassime or Spanish teenager Carlos Alcaraz Garfia.

The 2021 US Open will run through September 12. (Anadolu)

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