Leylah Fernandez Father:- Leylah Fernandez, 19, is playing in the US Open quarterfinals today after representing Canada in the Tokyo Olympics. In 2019, the world met Delray Beach resident Coco Gauff at Wimbledon, and Palm Beach County felt the pride of local tennis. With her happy Dad and coach at home, a Boynton Beach resident is now the talk of the town!
After seeing his daughter Leylah defeat two previous US Open Champions last week, Jorge Fernandez recalls his reaction as “extremely emotional, screaming at the TV.” “My neighbours think I’m crazy.”
As his daughter, Leylah Annie Fernandez advanced to the US Open last four on Tuesday, Jorge’s reaction was difficult to fathom The 19-year-old Canadian triumphed 6-3, 3-6, 7-6 (5) in a final set tiebreaker against the 5th seed Elina Svitolina. On paper, Fernandez was the world’s 73rd best female player.
Onlookers at the US Open adore Jorge Fernandez’s daughter. After defeating 16th seeded Angelique Kerber on Sunday, Fernandez has reached the quarterfinals of the New York Grand Slam. It was all happening in Boynton Beach, where her father and coach live.
“I’m absolutely overjoyed,” Jorge Fernandez admits. In fact, she knows that if she continues doing this, she will have a very successful career. This year’s US Open quarterfinalist, Fernandez’s competitive spirit has driven her to this point. Naomi Osaka, a four-time major winner and two-time US Open champion, was her first choice for the 2021 US Open.
In the second set, the 19-year-old Canadian came back from 6-5 down to beat the Japanese superstar. She went on to win the match 5-7, 7-6 (7), 6-4.
Then came Angelique Kerber to Flushing Meadows. A year after losing a set to the 2016 champion, the unseeded left-hander rallied to win 4-6, 7-6 (5), 6-2.
Watch out for Fernandez on the tennis court as she won the 2019 junior Grand Slam, becoming the first Canadian teen since Eugenie Bouchard did in 2012. She reached the final of the Mexican Open, the third round of the French Open, won the Monterrey Open, and the Tokyo Olympics in the last year.
Fernandez won the Monterrey Open, beating Belinda Bencic and Sloane Stephens. Her wins against Naomi Osaka and Angelique Kerber at the US Open.
Take a look at Fernandez’s profile before watching him in the US Open semifinals.