(file pic : Leylah Annie Fernandez)
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Patna : World No 73 Leylah Annie Fernandez, 18, Canada, stunned defending champion & World No3 Naomi Osaka, 23, Japan, in US Open third round on September 4, 2021. Leylah beat Osaka 5-7, 7-6, 6-4 3rd round rallying back from one set down to enter Round of 16.
World No 3 Osaka though hammered 15 Aces during the match to 6 by the teenage Canadian. Both the players won 2 break points each during the match. The Canadian, however, won 4 games in a row to 3 by Osaka, a two-time US Open champion. Leylah, in all, won 99 points during the match to 93 by Osaka. Both the players committed 2 double faults each. Leylah won the tiebreak. Both the players won 68 service points each during the match.
The Canadian will face 16th seed Angelique Kerber, 33, Germany, the winner of 3 Grand Slam singles titles, in Round of 16 on September 5, 2021.