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Leyla Fernandez advances to US Open semifinals 

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Filipino-Canadian tennis player Leylah Fernandez qualified Tuesday for her first Grand Slam semifinals as the 19-year-old's dream run continued at the 2021 US Open, according to a report by Philippine News Agency.

Unseeded Fernandez beat Ukrainian fifth-seed Elina Svitolina, 6-3, 3-6, 7-6 (7-5) in the women's singles quarterfinals in New York.

Fernandez will face Czech Barbora Krejcikova or world No. 2 Aryna Sabalenka of Belarus in the semifinals.

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Meanwhile, in the men's singles, Russian second seed Daniil Medvedev qualified for the semifinal phase in the US Open.

Medvedev won against his Dutch opponent Botic van de Zandschulp, 6-3, 6-0, 4-6, 7-5 in the quarterfinal match.

The Russian player will take on Canada's Felix Auger Aliassime or Spanish teenager Carlos Alcaraz Garfia.

The 2021 US Open will run through September 12. (Anadolu)


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