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US Open: Leylah Fernandez’s dad on the Canadian tennis star's incredible run

CA, 10 Sep 2021
Canada’s Leylah Fernandez continued her remarkable run at the U.S. Open on Tuesday, earning a spot in the semifinals with an upset victory over Elina Svitolina of Ukraine.

The 19-year-old from Laval, Que., held on through some difficult stretches to post a 6-3, 3-6, 7-6(5) win over the tournament’s No. 5 seed.

Fernandez, ranked 73rd in the world and participating in only the seventh major tournament of her career, broke Svitolina midway through the first set and won 4-of-10 breakpoints across the two-hour-and-24-minute match.

Her father and coach Jorge Fernandez spoke to the Morning Show hosts Jeff McArthur and Carolyn Mackenzie on his journey coaching his own daughter.

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