FERNANDEZ Leylah Annie

6 Sep 2002
18
Female
MONTREAL, QC
 
Canada
BOYNTON BEACH, FL
 
United States of America

Events and Medals

Discipline Event Rank Medal
TEN Tennis Women's Singles 17

Schedule

Change
Start Time Location Event Status
Ariake Tennis Park Court 2
CAN
FERNANDEZ LAFERNANDEZ Leylah Annie
2
4
CZE
KREJCIKOVA BKREJCIKOVA Barbora
6
6
Finished
Ariake Tennis Park Court 6
CAN
FERNANDEZ LAFERNANDEZ Leylah Annie
6
3
6
UKR
YASTREMSKA DYASTREMSKA Dayana
3
6
0
Finished

Biographical Information

Highlights

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Grand Slams
 Aus OpenRoland GarrosWimbledonUS Open
YearSinglesDoublesSinglesDoublesSinglesDoublesSinglesDoubles
2021R128R16R64R16R128R64--
2020R128-R32R64--R64-

2021 Tournament Results - Singles
Result
WinnerMonterrey
Runner-up-
Semifinal-


Legend
WR - Winner, RU - Runner-up, F - Final, SF - Semifinal, QF - Quarterfinal, R16 - Round of 16, R32 - Round of 32, R64 - Round of 64, R128 - Round of 128
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Dancing, solving puzzles. (wtatennis.com, 15 Mar 2021)
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English, French, Spanish
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Jorge Fernandez [father], ECU; Romain Deridder [personal], FRA
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Left (wtatennis.com, 24 May 2021)
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Her sister Bianca plays tennis on the International Tennis Federation [ITF] Tour and has played as her doubles partner. (espn.com, 16 Dec 2020)
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She began playing tennis at age six. (espn.com, 16 Dec 2020)
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She and her sister Bianca were involved in many sports growing up, but her father encouraged them to try tennis after spotting rackets in a sports shop. "When my dad saw the tennis rackets, and saw these beautiful pink ones with flowers, he got this vision in his head. He asked for two, because I think he imagined two little girls playing at the park, and then afterwards getting ice cream with the family and just for fun. Such a beautiful image, right. Of course that idea was very short-lived because the first time I hit the ball, I fell in love with it. Some coaches pretty quickly saw I was talented and noticed I had a good hand-eye coordination. And by the age of 10 or 11 years old, I decided I wanted to be a tennis pro. I didn't want to only do it for recreation, I wanted to play tennis all the way and make it to the WTA [Women's Tennis Association]." (espn.com, 16 Dec 2020)
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To be ranked in the top 10 of the world rankings by the end of 2021, and to compete at the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo. (espn.com, 16 Dec 2020)
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Belgian tennis player Justine Henin. (espn.com, 16 Dec 2020)
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Her family. (tennismajors.com, 29 May 2021)
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"There is no secret to playing tennis, you need to work hard every day." (tennismajors.com, 29 May 2021)

General Interest

General
FATHERLY ADVICE
Her father Jorge also serves as her coach. "It's honestly really hard because he is very demanding as a father and as a coach. He's always telling the truth and he's there to help me and to push me to achieve my dreams and goals, and I think that some coaches don't want to cross that boundary [of being extremely direct]." (enfuegonow.com, 01 Oct 2020)

HERITAGE
She was born in Montreal, QC, Canada, to a Filipino mother and an Ecuadorian father. "I am a proud Canadian. I have the heritage of two incredible cultures. My father was a little more constant because we spent a lot of time together, so I would always speak in Spanish with him and we ate a lot more Ecuadorian-Peruvian food than Filipino food. But just being able to explore those different cultures, I think that made me a better player. On my dad's side there's a lot of intensity and fire, whereas on my mum's side it's more tactful and quiet. My Latin roots, they're really passionate and loud and sometimes I'm like that on the tennis court. Other times, I'm more like my Asian side where I'm more quiet and think a little bit more and solve problems instead of going full on with the emotions and the intensity." (enfuegonow.com, 01 Oct 2020)

FLORIDA MOVE
At age 14 she moved from Montreal, QC, Canada, to Boynton Beach, FL, United States of America, with her family. The move was designed to enable her and sister Bianca to play tennis all year round. (espn.com, 16 Dec 2020)

Legend
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Gold Medal Event
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Silver Medal Event
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Bronze Medal Event
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