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At U.S. Open, Leylah Fernandez Offers Moving Sept. 11 Remarks
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After losing the women's final at the U.S. Open on the 20th anniversary of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks, Fernandez said, "I hope I can be as strong and resilient as New York has been the last 20 years."
Leylah Fernandez stood on the podium, fighting back tears. She had finished an eloquent runner-up speech, looking as if all she wanted was to disappear underneath the stands of Arthur Ashe Stadium and get a hug from her family. But she prolonged her anguish for a few more minutes.

Fernandez, who had just lost in the U.S. Open women's final, asked for the microphone back.

"I know on this day, it's especially hard for…
David Waldstein
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