Emma RADUCANU has had a 2021 she will never forget. Her win over Leylah makes her the first qualifier to win a major. Did we just see glimpses of the future in these two? I certainly hope so we have had a lot of false dawns in women’s tennis in recent years. Li Na, Swiatek you name it. Break point opportunities were aplenty for Leylah but only converted twice out of nine. Did I mention they are the first two teenagers together in a final since Hingis and Serena? They both deserve to be there on the back of their showing in this final. Like every other sport good fortune favors the brave. Check out 3-2(40-30) first set.

The forehand has been kind to Fernandez all tournament, she strikes it well here to deserve the luck from the net cord. The turning point was that pivotal 10th game with Leylah serving to stay in the first set at 5-4. This was a tough game for the Canadian which culminated in the decisive break by the Brit. The forehand down the line was expertly done, it was low ,deep and hit full on center off the racquet. Majority of the rallies went Emma’s way. The forehand failed Leylah at 3-2 second set 40-30. Fernandez probably showing Emma were she was going to play the shot pretty early, the qualifier telegraphing it with convincingly.


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