US Open: Leylah Fernandes sets up semi final clash with Ariana Sabalenka
Daniil Medvedev enters into last four of Men’s Singles
In US Open Tennis, Canadian teenage sensation Leylah Fernandez produced another fearless performance by defeating fifth seed Elina Svitolina of Ukraine 6-3 3-6 7-6 (7-5) to reach the Women’s Singles semi-finals.
In her run to her first major semi-final, unseeded Fernandez has beaten Defending Champion Naomi Osaka, 2016 winner Angelique Kerber and now Olympic bronze medallist Svitolina.
Fernandez has set up the Last-Four clash with second seed Aryna Sabalenka on Friday. The Belarusian, Sabalenka defeated French Open champion and eight seed Barbora Krejcikova of Czech Republic in quarterfinals, 6-1, 6-4. Sabalenka will be playing her first-ever US Open semi-final.
In Men’s Singles, World number two Daniil Medvedev has entered into the semifinal after defeating Dutchman Botic van de Zandschulp 6-3, 6-0, 4-6, 7-5 at Flushing Meadows.
The Russian is into the Last Four of the US Open for the third straight year. He will meet Canadian 12th seed Felix Auger-Aliassime in the last four who got a walkover in the quarterfinals after his opponent Spanish teenager Carlos Alcaraz retired due to injury while trailing 6-3, 3-1.