Another day, another big-time upset at the U.S Open in New York.
Earlier this week, women’s tennis star Naomi Osaka was upset by 18-year-old Leylah Fernandez. The tennis world was pretty stunned by Fernandez’s victory.
They’re not as much anymore, though.
Sunday evening, the Montreal, Quebec native took down another highly-ranked opponent. Fernandez upset No. 16 seed Angelique Kerber, a three-time Grand Slam champion.
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Fernandez lost the first set, 4-6, but rallied with wins in the second set at 7-6 and the third set at 6-2. She’s moving on to the next round.
Kerber, meanwhile, is going home.
The three-time Grand Slam champion spoke very highly of Fernandez.
“I think she has a great future,” Kerber, a Germany native, said. “She has a lot of power in her forehand and she’s going for her winners. I think she’s always also enjoying her tennis out there. I think she can go really far in the next few years.”
Fernandez will take on No. 5 seed Elina Svitolina in the quarterfinals on Tuesday.