Canada’s Leylah Annie Fernandez has defeated world No. 2 Aryna Sabalenka to book her spot in the US Open final.
LEYLAH ANNIE FERNANDEZ IS OFF TO THE US OPEN FINAL!
Def. reigning US Open Champ Naomi Osaka
Def. former World #1 Angelique Kerber
Def. 5-seed Elina Svitolina
Def. current World #2 Aryna Sabalenka
— Tim and Friends (@timandfriends) September 10, 2021
Trailing 3-0 in the first set, Fernandez would battle back to beat the No. 2 seed in a tiebreaker 7-3. Sabalenka took the second set before the Canadian stormed back to win the match under the lights at Arthur Ashe Stadium in the third.
Fernandez will play the winner of the second semifinal match between 18-year-old Emma Raducanu and No. 17 Maria Sakkari.
More to come.