Leylah Fernandez beat Aryna Sabalenka in the semifinals on Thursday night, score 7-6 (3), 4-6, 6-4. In the second semifinal, Emma Răducanu produced another surprise and eliminated the favorite 17, Maria Sakkari, score 6-1, 6-4.
Canadian Leylah Annie Fernandez (19, 73 WTA) did not stop in the semifinals of the US Open. On Thursday night, she also beat Belarusian Aryna Sabalenka (23 years old, 2 WTA), whom she defeated 7-6 (3), 4-6, 6-4, and miraculously steps into the women’s grand final. at the US Open, the last Grand Slam tournament of the year.
On “Arthur Ashe”, the Belarusian had 4-1 in the games in the first set, but the opponent took the match in a tie-break. There, Sabalenka was 2-0, but Leylah “stole” it at 3.
In the second set, 2-0 in games for Sabalenka, then quickly 3-2 for the sensation of the competition. Belarus eventually won the round and sent the semi-final to the decisive set.
In set 3, they went head to head with the service until 3-2, when the Canadian broke away. Sabalenka equalized at 4, but Fernandez, strongly encouraged from the stands, did not lose his temper. He had strong nerves and closed 6-4, after two hours and 21 minutes of tennis.
In the other semifinal, also on Thursday night, Emma Răducanu, Great Britain, 18 years old, 150 WTA, sent home Maria Sakkari, Greece, 26 years old, 18 WTA. It was a match without history, ended after an hour and 23 minutes for the sportswoman with Romanian origins. It was 6-1, 6-4 for Răducanu in front of the favorite 17. The first set lasted 36 minutes.
The women’s semifinals had a very unpredictable content. If for men, the sum of the rankings for the players in the semifinals is 22 (1 + 2 + 4 + 15 = 22), which means a balance, for women, the surprises were big, the sum of the rankings of the 4 semifinalists being 243 (2 + 18 + 73 + 150 = 243).
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