Canada’s Leylah Fernandez, 19, storms into U.S. Open final

“[It has taken] years and years and years of hard work, blood and on-court, off-court sacrifice,” Fernandez said during her on-court interview before an unapologetically partisan crowd of 20,081 at Arthur Ashe Stadium that included former teenage Grand Slam champions Monica Seles and Tracy Austin. “I just wanted to be in the final, and I fought for every point, and Aryna fought for the same thing.”

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