Leylah Fernandez has not been having a great year in the Grand Slam events as she got an early-round exit at the Australian Open. She did manage to reach the quarter-finals of the 2022 French Open, her maiden quarter-finals at the Roland Garros but lost to Martina Trevisan in three sets due to an injury in her right foot. Later, the diagnosis showed a Grade-3 level injury, and it made things worse for her when she had to miss the 2022 Wimbledon Championship.
Fernandez is one of the best talents in the women’s circuit and is considered an inspiration for many upcoming players as she has some fabulous achievements to her name at such a young age. She has many more years in her career and hopefully will touch new heights.
“I am excited to be back on the courts in Canada”: Leylah Fernandez expresses her excitement to be able to play in front of her home crowd
Leylah Fernandez made the most of her recovery time to get rejuvenated and ready for the upcoming challenges. Recently, in an interview, she spoke about the challenges and tough times she had to face after her loss at Wimbledon followed by the injury which put things on hold for some time. She said, “Since Roland Garros, I’ve been stuck in a rollercoaster of emotions.”
She had to make tough decisions after her injury but she is now ready to start playing after getting the required confirmation from her doctors. Her happiness was in no bounds after getting the go-ahead from the doctors as she had been waiting to hear it for quite some time. She added “A few days ago when my doctor gave me the all clear it was the best hour and a half of news I could ask for. I am delighted to compete again. My foot feels good, it’s like new. I’m so excited to be back on the courts in Canada.“
Leylah Fernandez will be back in action at the National Bank Open, a WTA1000 event in Toronto where she will be looking to get better with each tournament and utilize her maximum time on the court. She is excited to make her return in front of her home crowd and hopes to make it a success. She will be looking forward to defending her title at the US Open.