Let’s dive into some facts about the young & talented winner of the 2021 Monterrey Open: Leylah Annie Fernandez.
|Age:||19 years old (as of September 2021)|
|Birthday:||September 6, 2002|
|Born:||Montreal, Québec, Canada|
|Last Update:||September 2021|
Who is Leylah Fernandez?
She’s from Canada and her best singles ranking is 66, achieved on 14 June 2021, while her highest doubles ranking is 120, achieved on 21 June 2021.
At the 2021 US Open, Fernandez has reached her maiden major final.
According to various sources, Leylah Fernandez has accumulated a net worth that reaches $1 million as of 2021, out of her tennis career ($786,722) supplemented by brand deals.
Fernandez’s father is a former soccer player from Ecuador, and her mother is a Canadian of Filipino descent. Her younger sister Bianca Jolie plays tennis as well, and her older one is a dentist.
Her first pro singles title was achieved on 21 July 2019, when she won the final of the Gatineau Challenger against Carson Branstine.
The same day, she got her first pro doubles title by defeating the team of Marcela Zacarías of Mexico and Hsu Chieh-yu of Taiwan. She made a team with Rebecca Marino for that.
Fernandez made her Grand Slam debut at the Australian Open in 2020. She lost in the first round to Lauren Davis.
Her first WTA tournament final was at the Mexican Open, where she won 12 sets in a row but was finally defeated by Heather Watson.
A week later, she beat Sloane Stephens and reached the quarterfinals of the Monterrey Open, but lost to Elina Svitolina.
2021: Rise to fame
Along with her great evolution throughout the whole 2021 year, a huge net worth increase may be expected for Fernandez.
In March at the Monterrey Open she got her first WTA title of her career, defeating Viktorija Golubic.
At 18 years old only, she did not lose any set during the tournament.
At the 2021 US Open, she defeated Naomi Osaka, 5–7, 7–6 (7–2), 6–4 in the third round, Angelique Kerber in the fourth round, 4–6, 7–6 (7–5), 6–2, and Elina Svitolina in the quarterfinals, 6–3, 3–6, 7–6 (7–5), and reached the semifinal, where she defeated Aryna Sabalenka. She will play against Emma Raducanu in the final.
As of 2021, Leylah Fernandez’s wealth is estimated at $1 million.
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