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Tennis sensation Leylah Fernandez earned US$1,250,000 in prize money for being the runner-up at the U.S. Open.

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.

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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.

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After an impressive run at the U.S. Open, Quebecer Leylah Fernandez lost in the final on Saturday afternoon, defeated by Great Britain's Emma Raducanu in straight sets.

But the 19-year-old tennis superstar is so well-loved that the crowd at New York's Arthur Ashe Stadium decided to give her a major standing ovation anyway.

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Quebec tennis superstar Leylah Fernandez is set to compete at the U.S. Open final on Saturday afternoon. According to Tennis Canada, she's only the second Canadian in the current era of professional tennis to make it to the final at the U.S. Open.

If you're in Quebec and you want to cheer for Fernandez, 19, as she faces off against Great Britain's Emma Raducanu, 18, there are a few ways to tune in.

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