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Quebec Tennis Star Leylah Fernandez Had The Most Touching Message For New Yorkers On 9/11

She used her post-match interview at New York's Arthur Ashe Stadium to share the heartfelt words.

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Quebec Tennis Star Leylah Fernandez Had The Most Touching Message For New Yorkers On 9/11

After getting defeated by Britain's Emma Raducanu in the U.S. Open final on September 11, Quebec tennis sensation Leylah Fernandez shared a heartfelt message with New Yorkers.

Following a massive standing ovation from the crowd at New York's Arthur Ashe Stadium, Fernandez took time to acknowledge the 20th anniversary of the 9/11 terror attacks.

"I know on this day it was especially hard for New York and everyone around the United States. I just want to say that I hope I can be as strong and as resilient as New York has been the past 20 years," Fernandez said.

She teared up as the crowd broke out in applause.

This was the 19-year-old's first Grand Slam final. According to Tennis Canada, Fernandez is only the second Canadian in the current era of professional tennis to make it to compete in a U.S. Open final.

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