It’s the City where dreams are made, A Grand Slam final in New York on the biggest stadium in Tennis on Saturday will see the battle of the teenagers.
Leylah Fernandez only turned 19 a few days ago but is on a tremendous run here in New York, Emma Raducanu is the first qualifier in tennis history to make a final of a Grand Slam.
Day by day we have been amazed by this stunning tennis from the Canadian and Brit who have broken records with every step out onto the court.
This is tennis, this is what this wonderful sport is about.
Leylah Fernandez 🇨🇦
It’s been flawless. Time and time again I watch and I applaud and there isn’t much else you can say. The teenagers tennis is beautifully brutal.
R1 – 7-6 6-2 vs Ana Konjuh
R2 – 7-5 7-5 vs Kaia Kanepi
R3 – 5-7 7-6 6-4 vs Naomi Osaka (3)
R4 – 4-6 7-6 6-2 vs Angie Kerber (16)
QF – 6-3 3-6 7-6 vs Svitolina (5)
SF – 7-6 4-6 6-4 vs Sabalenka (2)
What an incredible run, three top ten players and two former champions. On paper this is the run of a player who has been doing this for years but this is a fearless and confident 19 year old.
Before this week the Canadian had won four matches in ten at majors and just four wins in twelve matches on the WTA Tour since winning the title in Monterrey back in February.
Emma Raducanu 🇬🇧
Another flawless run, Emma has firmly written herself into history. I feel like I’m on repeat but I watch and I applaud and over the last two weeks I have ran out of superlatives. Her tennis has been an utter joy to watch.
The first qualifier in history to make a final of a Grand Slam, incredible!
9 matches won
18 sets won in a row:
QR1 – 6-1 6-2 – Schoofs
QR2 – 6-3 7-5 – Bolkvadze
QR3 – 6-1 6-4 – Sherif
R1 – 6-2 6-3 – Vogele
R2 – 6-2 6-4 – Zhang
R3 – 6-0 6-1 – Sorribes Tormo
R4 – 6-2 6-1 – Rogers
QF – 6-3 6-4 – Bencic
SF – 6-1 6-4 – Sakkari
Remarkable, in R3 and R4 Emma won 11 games in a row in both matches. 31st seed in US Open qualifying and into a Grand Slam final.
This is her US Open debut!
From a British perspective I would love Emma to win but both players have been absolutely outstanding. Their forehands are soo different but have been pivotal to what they have done these last two weeks.
Saturday night entertainment will not be better than this.
The future of women’s tennis is in bright hands, not only has this tournament done great things for both but now both ladies will climb those rankings and likelihood is both will be seeded at the Australian Open.
A fun fact, Emma has played three more matches than Leylah (qualifying) but has spent 66 less minutes on court than Leylah.
Who’s fairytale will end the happiest ever after?