Leylah Fernandez is having a superlative campaign at the US Open, where she reached the semifinal after defeating Elina Svitolina in an incredibly tough match.
Even if Leylah’s father (and her head coach) is home, the Canadian sensation has a very supportive player’s box with her mother cheering loud for her.
Here is a nice video of Irene absolutely elated after Leylah won the match point against Angelique Kerber in the US Open 3rd round.
Leylah Fernandez’ Filipino origin
Leylah has Filipino origin, thanks to her mother. Irene is a Canadian of Filipino descendant and Leylah has always expressed her pride in her origins.
Fernandez at the U.S. Open, ranking, and results in 2021
Now ranked no.73, the Canadian has achieved an overall 22-15 win-loss record in 2021. Fernandez is playing at the U.S. Open where she overcame Ana Konjuh 7-63 6-2, Kaia Kanepi 7-5 7-5, Naomi Osaka 5-7 7-62 6-4, Angelique Kerber 4-6 7-65 6-2 and Elina Svitolina 6-3 3-6 7-65.
The Canadian clinched 1 title in 2021 in Monterrey.