Canada’s Leylah Fernandez upsets protecting champ Naomi Osaka in 3rd round of U.S. Open

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Canada’s Leylah Fernandez upsets protecting champ Naomi Osaka in 3rd round of U.S. Open

Canada’s Leylah Fernandez beat third-seed Naomi Osaka 5-7, 7-6, 6-4 in the 3rd round of the U.S. Open on Friday in New York City.

Canada’s Leylah Fernandez responds throughout her 5-7, 7-6, 6-4 win over third-seed Naomi Osaka in the 3rd round of the U.S. Open in New York City. (Elsa/Getty Images)

Canadian teen Leylah Fernandez has the greatest win of her young profession, disturbing No. 3 seed and safeguarding champ Naomi Osaka in the 3rd round of the U.S. Open in New York City.

The 18- year-old from Laval, Que., originated from a set down to beat Osaka 5-7, 7-6 (2 ), 6-4 on Friday, managing a surprise to advance past the 3rd round of a Grand Slam for the very first time.

The 23- year-old Osaka had actually won 16 straight Grand Slam matches and was holding serve for a straight sets triumph prior to 73 rd-ranked Fernandez broke the two-time U.S. Open champ for the very first time requiring a tiebreak.

” I think I wished to remain on court a bit longer. And I wished to place on a program for everyone here,” Fernandez stated. “One hour was inadequate for me to be on court.”

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Which’s when Osaka began to unwind with many errors.

Fernandez made the most of several mistakes from Osaka in the tiebreak, and would require a 3rd set versus the annoyed four-time Grand Slam winner.

Osaka tossed her racket a minimum of 3 times and was lastly struck with a code infraction in the 3rd set when she struck the ball into the stands. She even curtained a towel over her head as she took a break following her second-set loss.

” Truthfully, I wasn’t concentrating on Naomi,” Fernandez stated. “I was just concentrating on myself and what I required to do.”

Fernandez will next deal with Angelique Kerber, the 2016 champ.

” I’m going to place on a program like I did this evening,” Fernandez stated, “and we’re visiting how it goes.”

Osaka was on the court for the very first time given that the opening night of the competition. She got a walkover into the 3rd round when challenger Olga Danilovic withdrew Wednesday due to disease.

She was playing her very first Grand Slam because she took out of the French Open in late May for a psychological health break. She likewise remained Wimbledon, prior to taking part in the Tokyo Olympics, where she lit the cauldron.