US Open 2021 : 19-year-old Leyla Fernandez creates history, defeats world No. 2 player Sabalenka to reach final

 | 
US Open 2021 : 19-year-old Leyla Fernandez creates history, defeats world No. 2 player Sabalenka to reach final

Canada's 19-year-old tennis player Leylah Fernandez has created history. She has reached the final of the US Open women's singles. She defeated world second seed Aryan Sabalenka of Belarus 2-1 in the semi-final. Layla defeated Belarusian 7-6, 4-6, 6-4 in the semi-final match to reach the final. Layla is the second-youngest player in the world after Grand Slam finalist Maria Sharapova. She will face the winner of the semi-final between Emma Radukanu and Maria Sakari in the US Open final.


US Open 2021 : 19-year-old Leyla Fernandez creates history, defeats world No. 2 player Sabalenka to reach final


heavy cross


There was fierce competition in the semi-final match played between the two players. Layla won the first set 7-6. After this, Sabalenka retaliated in the second set and won 6-4. After this, in the third set, both the players gave a tough challenge to each other. But Sabalenka did not stand before the young Josh Layla. The Canadian player won the set 6-4.

The second-youngest player in the world to reach a Grand Slam final

Layla Fernandez has become the second-youngest player in the world to reach a Grand Slam final. Maria Sharapova holds the record for the youngest to reach the final of a Grand Slam. She reached the final of Wimbledon in 2004.

US Open 2021 : 19-year-old Leyla Fernandez creates history, defeats world No. 2 player Sabalenka to reach final

Radukanu or Sakari will compete in the final

In the US Open women's singles, Leylah will now face the winner of the semi-final match between Emma Radukanu and Maria Sakari. For the second time at the US Open in the last three years, a Canadian female player will play in the final, before that in 2019, Canada Bianca Andreescu won the US Open title.