Defending champion Naomi Osaka upset by teen Fernandez at US Open

Naomi Osaka | AP

New York: Canadian 18-year-old left-hander Leylah Fernandez stunned defending champion Naomi Osaka 5-7, 7-6 (7/2), 6-4 on Friday to reach the fourth round of the US Open.

The shocking upset of the Japanese third seed, a four-time Grand Slam champion who had won her previous 16 Slam matches, sent Fernandez into a last-16 matchup against German 16th seed Angelique Kerber.

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