Canadian teenager Leylah Fernandez’s stellar run at the usOpen steady.
The 18-year-old from Laval, Que., superior to the quarter-finals of the ladies’s draw with a hard-fought 4-6, 7-6 (5), 6-2 win over Sixteenth-seeded German Angelique Kerber. Fernandez took management of the match within the decisive third set by twice breaking Kerber, a former world No. 1, for a commanding 5-2 benefit.
The Canadian, who recorded 5 service breaks in 9 possibilities, then held serve to clinch the victory.
Fernandez reached the fourth spherical with a shocking upset win over No. 3 seed and defending champion Naomi Osaka. She rallied to beat Osaka 5-7, 7-6 (2), 6-4 on Friday to advance previous the third spherical of a Grand Slam for the primary time.
What’s extra the 23-year-old Osaka got here in using a 16-match Grand Slam win streak.
Kerber took a roller-coaster first set that noticed each gamers battle to carry serve. The German recorded three service breaks within the set whereas Fernandez registered two whereas additionally committing 4 double faults (to hone for Kerber).
Kerber recorded her fourth service break within the third recreation of the second set to take a 2-1 benefit. However Fernandez countered with a break of her personal to tie the set 4-4 earlier than holding serve to go up 5-4.
Fernandez had an opportunity for an additional break main 6-5, however Kerber rallied to carry serve and pressure the tie-breaker. Fernandez nonetheless pushed the match to a deciding set after successful the tie-breaker 7-5.
Fernandez took a 3-2 lead within the third together with her fourth service break of the match. Then after holding her serve for a 4-2 benefit, Fernandez recorded one other break to go forward 5-2.
Fernandez completed the match with three aces (Kerber had none) but in addition six double faults.
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Medvedev tops Evans in straight units
No. 2 seed Daniil Medvedev cruised into the U.S. Open quarter-finals with a 6-3, 6-4, 6-3 win over No. 24 Daniel Evans.
Medvedev has but to drop a set on his option to the quarter-finals for the third straight yr. He subsequent performs gualifier Botic van de Zandschulp, the third unseeded participant he’ll face at Flushing Meadows.
Van de Zandschulp pulled off a 6-3, 6-4, 5-7, 5-7, 6-1 win over No. 11 Diego Schwartzman. He joined Nicolas Escude and Gilles Muller as simply the third males’s qualifier ever to achieve the quarterfinals.
Sabalenka, Svitolina attain quarter-finals
No. 5 seed Elina Svitolina beat two-time Grand Slam champion Simona Halep 6-3, 6-3 to advance to the quarter-finals.
Svitolina has by no means gained a Grand Slam match. She had misplaced twice earlier than to the Twelfth-seeded Halep in majors.
Third-seeded Naomi Osaka and No. 1 Ash Barty, who was upset Saturday night time by Shelby Rogers, are each out of the ladies’s draw.
No. 2 seed Aryna Sabalenka performs her fourth-round match in opposition to Elise Mertens later Sunday.
Qualifer van de Zandschulp to quarters
U.S. Open qualifier Botic van de Zandschulp has reached the quarter-finals with a 6-3, 6-4, 5-7, 5-7, 6-1 win over No. 11 Diego Schwartzman at Louis Armstrong Stadium.
Van de Zandschulp was a part of a trio of U.S. Open qualifiers to achieve the fourth spherical for the primary time because the match started holding qualifying data in 1982. It was additionally the primary time at any Grand Slam match that three male qualifiers reached Week 2 because the 1995 French Open.
The 25-year-old Dutch qualifier knocked out No. 8 seed Casper Ruud within the second spherical.