Leylah Fernandez 2021 US Open

September 18, 2021
by Ashlee Perez

At the 2021 US Open, 18-year-old Filipino Canadian, Leylah Fernandez, had herself a fantastic two weeks. She showed that she is one of the newest shining stars in tennis. She eventually lost in the finals to another rising superstar, Emma Raducano, but had a much harder draw. Leylah beat three Top 5 players (including former two-time US Open champion Naomi Osaka) in four consecutive three-set matches to earn her spot in the finals.

She captivated the tennis world and captured the hearts of the New York fans with her intense play and beaming smile.  We are going to see a lot more of this young lady for many years to come.

We love you, Leylah!

More articles on Leylah:

Leylah Fernandez in the New York Times

Leylah Fernandez on CBS Sports

Leylah Fernandez in WTA Tennis