Leylah Fernandez is one of the many bright prospects to have emerged from the surge in Canadian tennis. The teenager is quickly rising in ranks with her dazzling display on the WTA Tour. Born on 6th September 2002 in Montreal, Canada but she resides in Florida, USA where she also trains.
Leylah reached 2 Grand Slam junior finals, finishing as the runner-up at the 2019 Australian Open Junior Singles. She reached another Grand Slam finals at the 2019 French Open where she became the first Canadian junior women title winner since Eugenie Bouchard won the 2012 Wimbledon junior title.
Leylah turned Pro in 2019 and despite tasting success on the ITF circuit with 1 singles title and 2 doubles titles, she had to wait till 2021 for her first WTA title when she won the 2021 Monterrey Open in Mexico after losing in the finals of the 2020 Mexican Open. The teen is quite active on her social media handles as well where she regularly posts updates about her achievements and off-court life.
Who is Leylah Fernandez’s Boyfriend?
While Leylah shares a great deal about her life, there have been no reports of the Canadian being in a relationship currently. She seems to be completely focussed on her career right now as she has just started on the tour.
The teen however has already registered 2 Top-10 wins so far. Her first came against the then World No. 5 Belinda Bencic during the 2020 Fed Cup. Her 2nd came and her biggest so far came at the 2021 US Open where she defeated the then World No. 3 Naomi Osaka who was also the defending champion at the Grand Slam in New York.
Leylah became the only 2nd teenager on the women’s side to reach the 4th round along with British teen sensation Emma Raducanu who also made it to the 4th round before both the teens playing the finals of the Grand Slam and marking it the first time in decades that an all-teen final was played in New York. Raducanu won the title defeating Leylah in straight-sets.