NEW YORK -- Canadian teenager Leylah Fernandez has followed up her upset of defending champion Naomi Osaka at the U.S. Open by beating another past title winner at Flushing Meadows.
The 73rd-ranked Fernandez came back from a set and a break down to eliminate 2016 U.S. Open champion Angelique Kerber 4-6, 7-6 (5), 6-2 on Sunday in Louis Armstrong Stadium.
Fernandez is a left-hander who redirects opponent’s shots swiftly and seemingly with ease.
That’s a very similar style to the one Kerber has used to reach No. 1 in the rankings and claim three Grand Slam titles.