US Open 2021 Runners up Leylah Fernandez’ Met Gala 2021 Dress Was Inspired by Venus and Serena Williams

Published 09/14/2021, 3:30 PM EDT
Sep 9, 2021; Flushing, NY, USA; Leylah Fernandez of Canada celebrates after her match against Aryna Sabalenka of Belarus (not pictured) on day eleven of the 2021 U.S. Open tennis tournament at USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center. Mandatory Credit: Danielle Parhizkaran-USA TODAY Sports


The star-studded Met Gala saw the most creative and exuberant outfits worn by the biggest celebrities from different fields. After her recent heroics in the US Open, teenage sensation Leylah Fernandez debuted at the iconic event as well. The young Canadian’s dress was inspired by the legendary Williams sisters.

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Sep 9, 2021; Flushing, NY, USA; Leylah Fernandez of Canada celebrates after her match against Aryna Sabalenka of Belarus (not pictured) on day eleven of the 2021 U.S. Open tennis tournament at USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center. Mandatory Credit: Danielle Parhizkaran-USA TODAY Sports

Leylah has shot to fame since her superb run in the US Open. She wore a Carolina Herrera dress for the red carpet which was inspired by the Vogue shoot where Serena and Venus Williams wore something very similar for the summer collection back in 1998.

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Serena and Venus have been an inspiration for many young players. So, it is scarcely a surprise that the upcoming generation of tennis stars grew up idolizing them. The Williams sisters have set records that will be very hard to break for a long time. Although it is tough, the performances by these youngsters surely do not make it seem impossible. 

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Sep 11, 2021; Flushing, NY, USA; Leylah Fernandez of Canada (L)and Emma Raducanu of Great Britain (R) pose at the net prior to their match in the women’s singles final on day thirteen of the 2021 U.S. Open tennis tournament at USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center. Mandatory Credit: Robert Deutsch-USA TODAY Sports

Leylah Fernandez and Emma Raducanu spotted at the Met Gala

Furthermore, 19-year-old Leylah as well as the current US Open champion Emma Raducanu were spotted at the Met this year. Both players have been getting heaps of praises for their unbelievable runs in the US Open.

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Emma became the first player to win a major Grand Slam after entering the draw as a qualifier. On the other hand, Leylah beat big names like Naomi Osaka, Sabalenka, and Svitolina to make her way to the finals. Even though she eventually lost the final to Emma in straight sets, both the players created history. Their run in the tournament is going to be remembered for a long time.

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Yashvardhan Sarda

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Yashvardhan Sarda is a tennis writer at Essentially sports. He is currently pursuing a bachelor’s degree in management studies at St. Xavier’s college, Mumbai.

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