Fernandez reached the Australian Open girls’ singles final on January 25, 2019, but lost to top-seeded Clara Tauson.
Leylah Fernandez: Dad, Sisters, Son, Parents, Nationality
Fernandez won the French Open girl’s singles final on June 8, 2019, to become the first Canadian female to win a junior Grand Slam championship since Eugenie Bouchard at Wimbledon in 2012.
Jorge Fernandez, Leylah’s father, was a member of Ecuador’s national soccer squad at one time. His daughter is in the semi-finals of the US Open today, a competition in which she has not only exceeded but blown expectations out of the water.
The teen who has captivated the globe with her energy, drive, and unwavering good humour wasn’t always a sure thing to make it here. In fact, her father – who also serves as her coach and mentor – is only doing so because young Leylah was once cut from a Canadian junior tennis development programme despite her strong desire to continue playing.
Bianca Jolie Fernandez and Jodeci Fernandez are Fernandez’s sisters. Bianca Jolie Fernandez, Leylah’s younger sister, is also a tennis player, while Jodeci Fernandez, her older sister, is a dentist.
On September 6, 2002, Leylah Fernandez, an 18-year-old tennis player from Montreal, Canada, was born. Fernandez’s love of sports began when she was a child, and she is said to have dabbled in volleyball, football, and track and field before settling on tennis.
Fernandez began competing in national tournaments at the age of 12 and joined the ITF circuit in 2017.
Leylah Fernandez was born on September 6, 2002, in Montreal, Canada, to Jorge and Irene Fernandez. Jorge was born in Ecuador, but his family immigrated to Canada when he was four years old.
Jorge Fernandez, Fernandez’s father, is a former Ecuadorian soccer player, while her mother is a Filipina Canadian citizen. Her younger sister, Bianca Jolie, is also a tennis player, while her older sister, Jodeci Jolie, is a dentist.
Both players have ties to Canada and Asia. Fernandez was born in the Canadian city of Montreal. Her father, Jorge, is an Ecuadorian soccer player, and her mother, Irene, is Filipino. Ian Raducanu, Raducanu’s father, is Romanian, and Renee Raducanu, her mother, is Chinese.
On Saturday, Leylah Annie Fernandez will compete in the U.S. Open final for the largest prize of her life: $2.5 million.