'Pure madness': Tennis world in disbelief over teen's 'mind blowing' feat

  • Oops!
    Something went wrong.
    Please try again later.
·Sports Reporter
·4-min read
In this article:
  • Oops!
    Something went wrong.
    Please try again later.
Leylah Fernandez (pictured left) celebrating with a fist-pump and (pictured right) breaking down in tears after her win.
Leylah Fernandez (pictured left) is through to the US Open semi-final at just 19 years old. (Images: Getty Images/ESPN)

Teen sensation Leylah Fernandez has created history to reach the semi-final of the US Open grand slam at just 19 years old.

Fernandez, who only turned 19 on Monday, dealt with remarkable pressure in her first ever slam quarter-final to defeat 5th seed Elina Svitolina 6-3, 3-6, 7-6 with the match lasting three hours.

'BARELY STANDING': US Open epic finishes in 'crushing' scenes

WOW: Alexander Zverev sparks outrage with 'disgusting' girlfriend joke

'THIS IS WILD': America's embarrassing 140-year first at US Open

The Canadian, who has become part of the teen trio including Emma Radacanu and Carlos Alcaraz, showed age is just a number after a fearless display against the 26-year-old Ukrainian.

The match became tight in the third set when Fernandez held a 4-2 lead, but faltered on serve.

Svitolina showed her steely defence to claw her way back.

However, in one of her trademark patterns at this year's US Open, Fernandez showed incredible anticipation to break back in front of a raucous Arthur Ashe Stadium.

Serving for the match at 5-3, Fernandez was again broke and the match was sent into a deciding tiebreak.

At 5-5, Fernandez hit a remarkable winner down the line and then served out the match to reach her first ever grand slam semi-final.

With that win, Fernandez became the youngest woman to defeat two WTA Top-5 players at the same Grand Slam since Serena Williams in 1999.

Fans around the world showered Fernandez with praise with the youngsters of tennis making the US Open a must-watch event.

Emma Raducanu follows teen spirit

Another teen excelling is Raducanu who stunned the tennis world again at the US Open, marching into her first grand slam quarter-final at age 18.

Raducanu became the youngest British player to reach the quarter-finals in New York in the Open era, thrashing Shelby Rogers 6-2, 6-1 on Monday.

Rogers had shocked World No.1 Ash Barty in the third round on Saturday, but was no match for teen phenom Raducanu.

Click here to sign up to our newsletter for all the latest and breaking stories from Australia and around the world.

Our goal is to create a safe and engaging place for users to connect over interests and passions. In order to improve our community experience, we are temporarily suspending article commenting