Emma Raducanu vs Leylah Fernandez - Road to the Final | US Open 2021


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What nationality are Raducanu parents?

Raducanu's father Ian is Romanian and her mother Renee Chinese. The family moved to Britain when Raducanu was two and settled in Bromley, Kent. Yahoo SportsTeenage duo who stunned US Open – how Emma Raducanu and Leylah Fernandez compare

Where do Emma Raducanu parents come from?

Raducanu was actually born in Ontario, Canada, on 13 November 2002 to Ian and Renee Raducanu, Romanian and Chinese finance industry professionals who subsequently relocated to London when their daughter was just two years old. The IndependentEmma Raducanu: Why the British tennis star’s parents won’t be at the US Open final

Who won the US Open women's final today?

The 18-year-old from Britain cruised to a 6-1, 6-4 win, becoming the first qualifier in the Open era to make the final. She will play fellow teenager Leylah Fernandez, 19. The New York TimesEmma Raducanu Beats Maria Sakkari to Advance to U.S. Open Final

Has Raducanu ever played Fernandez?

Raducanu is the first qualifier ever to make the semifinals of the U.S. Open. ... Raducanu is one of the two youngest semifinalists at the U.S. Open since Maria Sharapova, in 2005. The other is the Canadian Leylah Fernandez, who also made it this year, a day after her nineteenth birthday. The New YorkerThe Joyful Teen-Agers Who Have Taken Over the U.S. Open

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US Open semifinals: Emma Raducanu cruises, Leylah Fernandez pulls off another upset to reach finals

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The 18-year-old Great Britian star flew through her semifinal match at Arthur Ashe Stadium and beat No. 17 Maria Sakkari in straight sets 6-1, 6-4 to earn her spot in the final.

(Teenage) dream final. pic.twitter.com/iKZkHuLAne

— US Open Tennis (@usopen) September 10, 2021

Raducanu is playing in her first US Open and just her second Grand Slam, following a Round of 16 appearance at the French Open earlier this year. She is now the first British woman to reach the final in New York since 1977, and it will be the first all-teenage women's final since Serena Williams and Martina Hingis squared off in 1999.

She’ll now take on Canada’s Leylah Fernandez in the finals on Saturday, after Fernandez pulled off yet another upset in her semifinals by beating No. 2 Aryna Sabelanka in a battle earlier on Thursday night.

Raducanu flew through her opening set, and needed just 36 minutes to put Sakkari away. She looked well on her way to closing out her sixth-straight match at the tournament in straight sets — including her previous two against American Shelby Rogers and No. 11 Belinda Bencic.

Raducanu takes Set 1️⃣ in 36 minutes. 👀 pic.twitter.com/Q5kd7kbjCp

— US Open Tennis (@usopen) September 10, 2021

Sakkari, after struggling early on, came out hot in the second set and won a quick first game without dropping a point.

Raducanu, however, pulled out three straight wins to take a 3-1 lead and regain control of the match. Though Sakkari got a couple back, including one thanks to a wild nine minute game, it was just too late. Raducanu quickly closed things out to keep her straight sets streak alive and reach the final.

Fernandez’s dream run at the US Open isn’t over just yet.

Though she needed a second to get going on Thursday night, the Canadian teenager played her way into her first Grand Slam final.

Fernandez — who also beat No. 3 Naomi Osaka, No. 16 Angelique Kerber and No. 5 Elina Svitolina at the tournament — beat Sabelanka 7-6 (7-3), 4-6, 6-4 in a nearly two and a half hour match at Arthur Ashe Stadium, marking her fourth upset win of the tournament and her deepest run at a Grand Slam by far.

🇨🇦 @leylahfernandez IS A GRAND SLAM FINALIST! pic.twitter.com/hK21AC2M8T

— US Open Tennis (@usopen) September 10, 2021

“I have no idea,” she said, laughing, when asked how she pulled off the win.

Sabalenka wasted absolutely no time on Thursday night. She jumped to a 3-0 lead almost instantly in their first set, and gave up just two points in those three games.Though Fernandez snuck out a win in the fourth game, Sabalenka won four straight points and finished the fifth game out with an ace to take the 4-1 lead.

That, however, is when Fernandez found her footing.

She rattled off wins in four of the next five games to tie things up 5-5 — clearly putting pressure on Sabalenka after an easy start. Fernandez forced a tiebreak, too, after winning a tight game to make it 6-6.

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Fernandez, just like she has in all four of her previous tiebreaks in New York, quickly closed it out 7-3 to take the first set.

Sabalenka came out strong in the second set once again, and jumped up 2-0 early. But a big Fernandez rally brought her out of the hole and up 3-2. Sabalnnka, at the break, took her frustrations out on her racket by smashing it down onto the court and destroying it — something that earned her a code violation.

Sabalenka wrecks the racket pic.twitter.com/6YazLaesVI

— CJ Fogler #BlackLivesMatter (@cjzero) September 10, 2021

After a 2-2 start in the third, Fernandez pulled out a perfect fifth game before beating Sabalenka in a tight sixth to take a 4-2 lead — putting the finals within her reach. Though Sabalenka pushed back to tie things up once more, Fernandez held on and broke one final serve — which was full of Sabalenka errors — to take the third set 6-4 and secure her spot in the finals.

"I just wanted to be in the finals," she said. "I fought for every point. I don't know how I got that last point in, but I'm glad it was."

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The women's semifinals will feature a teenager in each match and nobody who has won a major title in either. Canadian Leylah Fernandez, 19, faces No. 2-seeded Aryna Sabalenka of Belarus in the first match under the lights at Arthur Ashe Stadium. Fernandez is trying to duplicate the feat of countrywoman Bianca Andreescu, who won the U.S. Open in 2019 when she was 19.

Emma Raducanu and Leylah Fernandez are so similar in so many ways: They possess enviable quickness and anticipation. Raducanu, an 18-year-old from Britain who is ranked 150th, and Fernandez, a 19-year-old from Canada who is ranked 73rd, took wildly different paths to the championship match at Flushing Meadows on Thursday night. Raducanu became the first qualifier to reach a Grand Slam final in the professional era by overwhelming 17th-seeded Maria Sakkari 6-1, 6-4.

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