Leylah Annie Fernandez is one of the most exciting upcoming tennis players. The 18-year-old is already in the top100 despite her young age.
Leylah Annie has an interesting family background. She was born in Montreal on 6 September 2002. Her father Jorge Fernandez is a former soccer player of Ecuadorian origins. Her mother Irene Exevea is a Canadian of Filipino origins.
Fernandez has 2 sisters: Bianca Jolie Fernandez, a tennis player, and Jodeci Fernandez, a dentist.
Leylah Annie won the French Open title (juniors) in 2019 and she was the runner-up in the same year at the Australian Open (still juniors).
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Fernandez at the U.S. Open, ranking, and results in 2021
Now ranked no.73, the Canadian has achieved a compiled 19-15 record in 2021. The Canadian is now playing at the U.S. Open where she managed to beat Ana Konjuh 7-63 6-2 and Kaia Kanepi 7-5 7-5.
Leylah Annie Fernandez will square off with the world no.3 Naomi Osaka in the 3rd round on Friday at 7:00 pm on Arthur Ashe Stadium. They have never competed against each other until now in top tournaments.
Leylah Annie has won 1 title in 2021 in Monterrey.