US Open SF: Fernandez vs Sabalenka

Who will win the match and how many sets?

  • Fernandez in 2 sets

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • Fernandez in 3 sets

    Votes: 4 23.5%
  • Sabalenka in 2 sets

    Votes: 8 47.1%
  • Sabalenka in 3 sets

    Votes: 5 29.4%

  • Total voters
  • Poll closed .

Vamos Rafa Nadal

Hall of Fame
The women semi-finalists deserve their own threads. Which will win? The unseeded 19 year old, or the #2 player in the world?

I find women's matches much harder to predict - the matches often go in one direction and then another and then sometimes back again. I think Sabalenka will make it to the final. I love them both and look forward to this match!

Who do you think will win and why do you think so???


Hall of Fame
I love Ferandez !! I just don't think she will get past Sabs. My dream final is Fern vs Radu. Think that
we will get Sab vs Sak


Gotta get that Hernandez-Raducanu final somehow, someway. Need to see an unstoppable force meet the immovable object.


Hall of Fame
For the first time Fernandez looks like the junior player she is against a grown woman.

Sabalenka can make everyone look like a little girl but I just feel sorry for poor Leylah right now. hope she can turn it around.


Sabalenka in God(dess)-mode. I think this match will become more even, but hard to see that Fernandez would win in the end... :unsure:


Bionic Poster
This is Volkswagen vs Porsche; both WTA pros but one has so much more power to run away and hide.

This will take a major shift in gearing for Volksnandez to a plan B, if there is one or a blown wheel by Porschelenka.


Hall of Fame
Nice rally tolerance by Fernandez, she seems to be getting used to Sabalenka's groundstrokes a bit. Important hold.

Absolutely no idea how she's going to deal with that serve though.

Aussie Darcy

Bionic Poster
Sabalenka is looking to win a singles and doubles slam in the same year. Last player to do that was Serena in 2016 when Serena won both Wimbledon singles and doubles.


Fern was dismissed from some tennis academy in the past for being too small. She may end up being another Su-wei Hsieh. Imagine what Serena would do to her.


Hall of Fame
Leylah needs to avoid Sabalenkas forehand like Nadal avoids Feds if she has any hope of winning this.


Hall of Fame
is this what tennis looks like between a grown woman and a little girl? saba is overpowering her badly.
Pretty much. Fernandez looks like a misplaced little kid out there. Surprised she got this far tbh. Should have lost to Osaka if Osaka had her head screwed on.


Unfortunately for Fernandez, she hasn't faced any power players outside of Osaka (who is a shell of her former self right now) in this tournament. Going from a bunch of counter-punchers into Sabalenka... this is going to be destruction.

Vamos Rafa Nadal

Hall of Fame
So far so good for Aryna. My gut feeling has been that she would win this match, likely in two sets. We'll see though, things can turn around in a hurry in women's matches.