Leylah Fernandez is making major noise at the U.S. Open this year, proving that her third-round win was not a fluke.
On Sunday, Fernandez defeated Angelique Kerber in three sets to reach the quarterfinals at Flushing Meadows. Fernandez dropped the first set 4-6 and rallied to win the next two 7-6, 6-2.
This was Fernandez’s second straight upset and her second straight win over a former U.S. Open champion. She beat Naomi Osaka on Friday night, also coming back from down a set to win.
The 18-year-old tricky lefty won 66 percent of her first serve points and took 76 percent of her net points.
Fernandez reached a Grand Slam quarter for the first time in her career and was pumped up afterward: