Fernandez, who had already ousted defending champion Naomi Osaka and three-time Slam winner Angelique Kerber, defeated Ukraine's fifth-seeded Elina Svitolina 6-3, 3-6, 7-6 (7/5).
Garbine Muguruza did not like how her topsy-turvy fourth-round match at the US Open against Barbora Krejcikova ended. And that was not just because Muguruza lost.
Fernandez, who won her first WTA title in March at Monterrey, had never beaten so high-ranked a rival as third-rated Osaka and the same was true for Alcaraz when he sent home the men's world number three.
US Open 2021 women's singles preview: Ash Barty looking to cap off excellent season, Naomi Osaka to make winning return?
Ahead of the US Open, Firstpost.com takes a look at the women's singles draw and, with equal parts of bravery and naivete, attempts to determine the potential outcome of all four quarters.
US Open 2021: Novak Djokovic faces potential Wimbledon final rematch against Matteo Berrettini in quarter-finals
Under a men's singles draw released Thursday by the US Tennis Association, the 34-year-old Serbian top seed was placed in a draw quarter that could see him meet Australian fourth seed Alex de Minaur in the fourth round.
Cincinnati Masters: Medvedev books semis spot with win over Carreno Busta; Barty beats Krejcikova to reach last-four
Medvedev, last week's Toronto champion, won his eighth match in a row as he prepares for a final four contest against compatriot Andrey Rublev.
Cincinnati Masters: Ashleigh Barty recovers from break down in 2nd set to beat Barbora Krejcikova, enter semis
Wimbledon 2021 champion Barty awaits a Saturday opponent from the Grand Slam champion pair of Angelique Kerber and Petra Kvitova.
Jannik Sinner, ranked 15th, came good in Cincinnati as he defeated Argentine Federico Delbonis 6-2, 7-5.
In windier, cooler and more overcast conditions than the sweltering opening two days of the competition, Osaka compiled 29 winners to Golubic's 14 and had only 11 unforced errors to her opponent's 21.
Prague Open: Barbora Krejcikova eases past compatriot Tereza Martincova in straight sets to win third title
Krejcikova, the world number 13, beat 78th-ranked Martincova 6-2, 6-0 in an hour and five minutes on Prague's hardcourt.
Djokovic reached his 12th Wimbledon quarter-final and is looking for a sixth title at the All England Club, and a record-equaling 20th Grand Slam trophy.
Wimbledon 2021: Roger Federer glides into last-16, Ashleigh Barty polishes her act, Nick Kyrgios retires, Daniil Medvedev stages comeback win
Eight-time champion Federer triumphed 6-4, 6-4, 5-7, 6-4 and will be playing in the fourth round of a Grand Slam for the 69th time in his career.
Wimbledon 2021 women's singles preview: Serena Williams sets sights on number 24, Angelique Kerber hits form
Ahead of Wimbledon, we take a look at the women's singles draw and (bravely/foolishly) attempts to determine the potential outcome of all four quarters.
Eastbourne defending champion Karolina Pliskova beaten by Camila Giorgi, Jelena Ostapenko, Elina Svitolina win
The fifth-seeded Czech was beaten 2-6, 6-2, 6-2 by Italian qualifier Giorgi in the first round of the Wimbledon warm-up event on England's south-coast.
Elina Svitolina moves into WTA top 10, French Open champion Barbora Krejcikova slips two places to 17th
Recently crowned French Open champion Barbora Krejcikova slipped two places to 17th while Swiss Belinda Bencic is once again on the cusp of the top ten after her run to the grasscourt final in Berlin.
French Open 2021: Tsitsipas showed he’s ready to take baton from Big 3; Krejcikova’s win demonstrated depth of women’s tennis
Two of the game’s biggest mysteries were solved at the French Open last week: ‘How to beat Rafael Nadal at the French Open' and 'Who will take over the mantle from the big three?'
A look back at the two weeks of French Open which crowned Novak Djokovic and Barbora Krejcikova as the men's and women's champions.
French Open 2021: Krejcikova jumps 18 places in WTA ranking after Grand Slam win; Barty remains No 1
The Czech beat Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova in Saturday's final, the Russian herself gaining 13 places to 19th, while Slovenian semi-finalist Tamara Zidansek leapt 38 places to 47th.
French Open 2021 Live Streaming: When and where to watch men's singles final between Djokovic and Tsitsipas
Live streaming details about the French Open 2021 men's singles final between Novak Djokovic and Stefanos Tsitsipas