Leylah Annie Fernandez, the upcoming tennis sensation shocked everyone with her performance at the US Open this year. The 19 years old showed way out to some of the best players in the tournament and displayed why she was the best. But she could not lay her hands on the title as she was defeated by Emma Raducano in the final.
We take a look at the player’s profile. When was she born? When did she turn professional? Here’s everything that you need to know.
The early life of Leylah Annie Fernandez
Leylah Fernandez was born on the 6th of September 2002 in Montreal, Canada. Her father was a professional soccer player from Ecuador. Her mother is a Canadian. She has a younger sister who is also aspiring to be a tennis player just like her sister Leylah.
In the juniors category, the Canadian sensation entered the finals of the Australian Open where she tasted defeat. But the setback only meant a stronger comeback for her. She then took the advantage and won the French Open and became the first Canadian to win this title after 2012.
Who is she in love with?
As the reports say, the Canadian international is not dating anyone. The 19-year-old is mainly focusing on her game and does not want any distraction in her life. Or maybe she is keeping her personal life out of social media.
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Professional Career of Leylah Annie Fernandez
The Canadian turned professional in the year 2019. Since then, she has been focusing on her game. She made her Grand Slam appearance in the year 2020. In the same year, she managed to reach the finals of the Mexican Open, losing out to Heather Watson.
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She then won her first WTA title in the year 2021. Then it was the US Open which gave her all the limelight as she performed exceptionally well during the tournament.