The Canadian, 谁转身 19 在星期一, will next face No. 16 seed and three-time major champion Angelique Kerber of Germany.
Fernandez — who played a brilliant match — gave credit to the crowd in her on-court interview, as the Canadian had tremendous support from those in attendance.
“It felt so energetic,” the Canadian teen told ESPN. “The fans were amazing. They were so loud. They helped me so much throughout the second set and then the third. I’m just so happy to be on the big stage finally.”
In her on-court interview after the win, she said she knew “from the very beginning” that she could beat the defending US Open champion.
“Right before the match I knew I was able to win,” 她说.
Osaka expressed regret after the match regarding her emotions shown on the court.
“是啊, I’m really sorry about that. I’m not really sure why. 喜欢, I felt like I was pretty — I was telling myself to be calm, but I feel like maybe there was a boiling point,” 她说.
Fernandez was asked about Osaka losing her composure.
“Honestly I wasn’t focusing on Naomi,” Fernandez said. “I was only focusing on myself and what I needed to do.”
As for turning the match around when she broke back against Osaka to level the second set at 6-6, Fernandez said, “I guess I wanted to stay on court a little bit longer, and I wanted to put on a show for everybody here. One hour was just not enough for me on court.”