April 1, 2023

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US Open: Leila Annie Fernandez reaches quarterfinals

US Open: Leila Annie Fernandez reaches quarterfinals

Leila Annie Fernandez created another big surprise at the US Open and reached the quarterfinals of the prestigious Grand Slam tournament in New York on Sunday.

Two days after Naomi ousted Osaka (3E), Quebezer German Angeline Kerber (17E) 4-6, 7-6 (5) and 6-2 in three sets.

Once again, Fernandez showed great toughness. In the cables of the second set, she resumed the serve break at the eighth point, eventually having to handle a tie breaker.

At this point, 73E The WTA ranking player played aggressively and gained momentum. Taking full control of his paths for the final lap of the match, Fernandez broke the former World No. 1 twice.

In all, a La Belle Province native has taken the Kerber service nine times and five times. She is also a victim of four fractures.

“This is a truly special success,” Fernandez announced on his TSN network microphone shortly after his victory. Angeline is a champion and she has won many Grand Slam titles. She is left-handed [comme moi], So I’ve seen a lot of those games growing up. ”

Fernandez will face Elena Svitolina in the quarterfinals. Earlier in the day, Ukrainian Romania defeated Simona Halep.

“It’s a very difficult game,” Cubeser said when asked about his next opponent. She is a great athlete, fighter, she gives back a lot of balls and she is aggressive. I’m going to look on the pitch and enjoy what I’ve been doing for the past few days. “

Due to his recent success, Fernandez is now guaranteed a place in the top 50 of the world. She will be the second player in the top 50 players on the planet in less than 20 years – after American Corey Goff. La Lavallois is 19 years old as of Monday.

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