Leylah Fernandez’s fairytale year just keeps getting better. After reaching her first Grand Slam final at the US Open this year, the Canadian has now won the Bobbie Rosenfeld Award, which is the highest sporting honor awarded to female Canadian athletes.
The World No.24 also won 3 awards at the Tennis Canada award night. Ending the year with a career-high ranking of 24, the youngster would be looking to build on that and improve more in 2022.
Leylah outlines her ambitions for the new season!
After her stunning debut campaign, Leylah Fernandez recently outlined her goals for the start of the 2022 season in an interview with Tennis Channel International named ‘Down the Line.’
On being asked about her hopes and dreams by the interviewer, the Canadian replied that her goals in the next few years were to achieve a good career, reach more finals and win them the next time. However, more importantly, the 19-year-old stated about her desire to continue her improvement with the same smile and hunger to be better.
“What I hope to achieve in the next few years is a good tennis career, win a few more tournaments, maybe reach a few more finals, hopefully, those finals would be on my side…but, I just wanna enjoy my time on the tennis court with the same smile and the same hunger, and hopefully everything goes well,” said the young Canadian.
The youngster, who is one one the brightest lights for the future of women’s tennis, will look to turn her magnificent breakout year into a springboard for a successful year in the upcoming new season.
Leylah Fernandez has begun her practice in Adelaide ahead of the WTA Adelaide International, with which the Canadian will kick-start the new season.
The youngster was seen practicing with top-10 ranked players such as Badosa and Iga Swiatek. Leylah and the others look to fine-tune their preparations and fitness levels as the start of the new season is approaching fast.
The Adelaide International would serve as a warm-up for the Australian Open, which is set to be held in January. However, despite being a warm-up, the tournament would feature stars like Iga Swiatek, Paula Badosa, Coco Gauff, Victoria Azarenka and Petra Kvitova among the others. The tournament would act as a good metric for Leylah to see where she stands currently.