US Open 2021 : Laylah and Radukanu will be in the women's singles title battle, both the players reach the final for the first time
The final match of the women's singles at the US Open has been decided. The US Open title match will be played between Leylah Fernandez of Canada and Emma Radukanu of Britain. Both players have reached the final of the US Open for the first time. Radukanu gave a strong performance in the semi-final match to beat Maria Sakari 2-0. In this match, he defeated Sakari 6-1, 6-4. Earlier, 19-year-old Canadian tennis player Leylah Fernandez defeated world second seed Aryan Sabalenka of Belarus 2-1 in the semi-final match. 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.
There was fierce competition in the semi-final match played between the two players. Kayla 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.
Radukanu Keellah will compete in the final
Leylah will now face Emma Radukanu in the US Open women's singles. Both players have reached the finals of the US Open for the first time. 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.