US Open: Teenager Leylah Fernandez stuns Angelique Kerber to achieve quarter-finals

Leylah Fernandez

Eighteen-year-old Leylah Fernandez was given huge support by the crowd on Louis Armstrong Stadium
Venue: Flushing Meadows, New York Date: 30 August-12 September
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Canadian teenager Leylah Fernandez continued her remarkable US Open run as she beat 2016 champion Angelique Kerber to advance to the quarter-finals.

On the eve of her 19th birthday, Fernandez backed up her win over Naomi Osaka with a 4-6 7-6 (7-5) 6-2 victory over Germany’s Kerber.

She battled back from a 4-2 deficit in the second set to force a tie-break and barely let up from then on.

Fernandez will face fifth seed Elina Svitolina for a semi-final spot.

Fernandez doubled over as her victory was confirmed, before she was given a standing ovation by a full crowd on Louis Armstrong Stadium.

“I was just glad I was having fun on the court,” Fernandez said.

“I have…