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 .

Steve0904

Talk Tennis Guru
What a match and tournament from Raducanu. I get the feeling she isn’t another WTA flash in the pan. She’s got everything it takes to be a star. Huge game, big smile, everything.

A little disappointed that Leylah didn’t win because she beat the better players overall, but that’s the way it goes sometimes.

Big time congrats to Emma though. She played amazing the entire tournament, qualies included.
 

TennisFan3

G.O.A.T.
The UsOpen men's winner will LIKELY be almost TWICE the age of the Women's champion. I bet that's NEVER happened before.

There is WTA tennis with 18 yr old winning majors. And there's ATP where next gen are trying for years and CANNOT break through.
 

TennisFan3

G.O.A.T.
Novak and dodgy MTO’s/breaks/injury fakeouts???

I mean, like, have you even been watching for the last 10 years??? You know he’s a complete joke with that crap right??
He doesn't do any of the recently. Sure, I agree in his younger years Novak was the drama queen.
And Fed/Nadal - almost never do it. Both are great champions.
 

BoxbeamsFTW

Semi-Pro
Don't like her family, they all have that pissed off sour grape look on their faces, someone should remind them she was one set and one break behind, so what are you complaining here?
Probably feeling like Leylah the MTO should have waited until after the game was over and Emma should have played awhile bleeding or whatever.
Wow,, emma won that too. Cold handshake,,, these two will be very competitive......

Yeah, Leylah looking possibly like not only does she believe she CAN win, like a champion. But that she deserves to win.
 

Nostradamus

Bionic Poster
Too bad,, Leyla would have been so much better for publicity if she won..... She poses so much better with trophy and she is so much more marketable....
 

phl92

Professional
omg I never watched so long a price celeb.. but this kid Emma is so cute. she looks so naturally happy and joyful
 

Mark-Touch

Hall of Fame
What a match and tournament from Raducanu. I get the feeling she isn’t another WTA flash in the pan. She’s got everything it takes to be a star. Huge game, big smile, everything.

A little disappointed that Leylah didn’t win because she beat the better players overall, but that’s the way it goes sometimes.

Big time congrats to Emma though. She played amazing the entire tournament, qualies included.
 

GhostDog

Hall of Fame
Too bad,, Leyla would have been so much better for publicity if she won..... She poses so much better with trophy and she is so much more marketable....
Emma got a huge following after her Wimby showing, and this win will make her a bigger celeb in Britain. If she wins Wimby in the near future, she'll basically be royalty in England. The British press are viscous, I hope they don't ruin her. I wish her all the best. She is the real deal.

You might be looking at next big WTA star.
 

mightyrick

Legend
What a match and tournament from Raducanu. I get the feeling she isn’t another WTA flash in the pan. She’s got everything it takes to be a star. Huge game, big smile, everything.

A little disappointed that Leylah didn’t win because she beat the better players overall, but that’s the way it goes sometimes.

Big time congrats to Emma though. She played amazing the entire tournament, qualies included.
Given the current state of their level and skill, if both are in good form, Fernandez just doesn't have the game right now to beat someone like Raducanu. It remains a question mark if Fernandez can develop her game more to beat a player like Raducanu. Maybe if Fernandez' father steps aside as her coach. She needs a coach who will add more depth to her game.

From what I've seen, Fernandez needs more variety. I don't think I saw her hit a single intentional slice the entire match. She has drop shots, but not slices. She also needs more shape to her shots. But she's an amazing talent. Incredible mental stamina and drive.

As I said in a previous post, Raducanu reminds me of Clijsters, Li Na, or Schiavone. Their games simply do not break down unless you can constantly give them variation and prevent them from grooving.
 

rh310

Hall of Fame
If she saw the blood she would, should, be less upset. She didn’t, which is why she was having a fit. I just disliked her fake smiling after every UE and fist pumping like Anderson.
Her sister was screaming at her from the player's box to smile and pump her fist. First time I've seen that.
 
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