2021 US Open Women's Final: [Q] Emma Raducanu (GBR) vs Leylah Annie Fernandez (CAN)

Who will be the 2021 US Open Women's Champion?

  • Fernandez in 2

    Votes: 5 3.8%
  • Fernandez in 3

    Votes: 42 31.6%
  • Raducanu in 3

    Votes: 29 21.8%
  • Raducanu in 2

    Votes: 57 42.9%

  • Total voters
    133
  • Poll closed .

JJGUY

Hall of Fame
She is still complaining about the bleeding MTO? I am sorry but that's just bitter, even kids know the bleeding wounds/cuts need to be taken care of ASAP to prevent nasty infections especially in the hot summer.
 

-NN-

G.O.A.T.
I can kind of see...not that I agree with that...someone like Sabalenka serving that role: huge, freakin' bellows after every shot, not overly gracious, but even then.
Let's put it this way. I'll be rooting for LAF to get through the rounds because with a game like that DAMN she is very watchable, very impressive. But then when it comes to the big showdowns at the end of tournaments she'll be my heel. :p

Just some amazing shotmaking in this match.
 
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D-Lite

Professional
Look - she deserved to win etc. And she's got an amazing game.
But she should have been smart enough to minimize the MTO for the small graze.

I can guarantee you if we have a great champion like Rafa, Novak, Fed etc - they would have just gotten a bandage quickly or just wiped it off the towel.
Halting the game at breakpoint for 5 mins clearly wasn't the best thing to do.
You're reaching.
 

mightyrick

Legend
Yeah, all this hate is ridiculous. We were just blessed with a great match and two great stories.

I'm happy to see Fernandez on the women's side coming up -- she reminds me of Halep. I'm very happy about Raducanu coming up. She reminds me of a young Clijsters or Li Na or Schiavone. A mix of power groundstrokes, power serving, and excellent movement.
 

uscwang

Hall of Fame
Unbelievable! So tense! This is super, super sweet as a Brit. Also, incredible to see someone who cites Li Na as an idol win a major so soon after her retirement.
Did she? I only saw the last few points and was telling my wife Emma reminds me of Li Na, who I believe would have won more GS in this generation.
 
Look - she deserved to win etc. And she's got an amazing game.
But she should have been smart enough to minimize the MTO for the small graze.

I can guarantee you if we have a great champion like Rafa, Novak, Fed etc - they would have just gotten a bandage quickly or just wiped it off the towel.
Halting the game at breakpoint for 5 mins clearly wasn't the best thing to do.
 

-NN-

G.O.A.T.
LAF is loved. Great interview and great future.
We need a thread about the future of the women's game because right now I have NO IDEA how this is gonna shake out. These are very talented rising stars, There's Osaka, Barty, and no dominant force and a slew of rising potential stars. I think for the moment women's tennis is finally overtaking men's tennis for me in terms of interest for the first time in I guess over 15 years... or at least on par.
 

D-Lite

Professional
Did she? I only saw the last few points and was telling my wife Emma reminds me of Li Na, who I believe would have won more GS in this generation.
Yeah, Emma cited Li vs Schiavone RG final from 2011.
She was also coached for a while by Nigel Sears. Her serve looks a little like Ivanovic's who he coached, albeit her ball toss isn't so wild.
Emma reminds me of Li Na's game crossed with Halep's margin and poise. A good fit given her lineage.
 

Lleytonstation

G.O.A.T.
You people are treating the emotional responses of children like they are adults. I have a 16yo and an 18yo. They blow up and get upset about inconsequential stuff.
You guys act like you wouldn't complain more than Fern if you were losing in a 3.5 USTA sectionals
Exactly. These people were already rooting against her. It was a minor complaint and that was that.
 

Bogdan_TT

Professional
Yeah, all this hate is ridiculous. We were just blessed with a great match and two great stories.

I'm happy to see Fernandez on the women's side coming up -- she reminds me of Halep. I'm very happy about Raducanu coming up. She reminds me of a young Clijsters or Li Na or Schiavone. A mix of power groundstrokes, power serving, and excellent movement.
Please… Fernandez is nothing like Halep. Just stop
 
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