It was Fernandez's highest-earning win of her career, according to her U.S. Open profile, and her second-place finish at the Grand Slam tournament catapulted her to 28th overall in the world rankings.
It's a teenage dream 🎶 @leylahfernandez | @EmmaRaducanu https://t.co/QG5QfeKdUK— US Open Tennis (@US Open Tennis) 1631400149.0
The U.S. Open allocated a historic US$57.5 million in prize money for its most recent tournament.
Fernandez's final opponent, the 18-year-old Emma Raducanu, earned US$2.5 million for winning.
"We determined our round-by-round prize money allocations by engaging in an open dialogue with the players and the management of both tours," Stacey Allaster, chief executive, Professional Tennis and U.S. Open tournament director, said in a press release.
If you were to qualify for the first round of the U.S. Open, for instance, you would be awarded US$75,000. Win your first game and get into the second round? A cool US$115,000.
Quebec's other tennis superstar, Félix Auger-Aliassime, went home with US$675,000 for making it to the semifinals.