Leylah Fernandez

Published 09/06/2021, 5:26 AM EDT
Sep 3, 2021; Flushing, NY, USA; Leylah Fernandez of Canada celebrates after winning a point against Naomi Osaka Osaka of Japan in a third round match on day five of the 2021 U.S. Open tennis tournament at USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center. Mandatory Credit: Jerry Lai-USA TODAY Sports


Leylah Fernandez 

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Leylah Fernandez: Net Worth and Salary

Canadian teenage sensation, Leylah Fernandez was born on 6th September 2002 in Montreal. Her highest ranking in singles is No. 66 and currently is ranked as No.73. However, that is expected to improve for the better after having an impeccable run at the US Open 2021. 

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As we speak about Leylah Fernandez, we take a closer look at how much income to teenager generates annually. In the current season, she has pocketed $1 million.

With each year passing by, her income has been growing steadily. Some other sources of her income are from brand endorsements and attending various events. She has earned $786,772 in prize money to date. 

Sep 5, 2021; Flushing, NY, USA; Leylah Fernandez of Canada hits a forehand against Angelique Kerber of Germany (not pictured) on day seven of the 2021 U.S. Open tennis tournament at USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center. Mandatory Credit: Geoff Burke-USA TODAY Sports

When did she start playing?

In January 2019, the teenager competed for the first time at the Australian Open juniors. However, later that year, she won the French Open juniors and became the first Canadian girl to do that after Eugenie Bouchard. 

Later on, in the season, she won her first ITF title, announcing herself on the professional circuit. On that very day, she also won the doubles title. 

She competed in the main draw of the Australian Open 2020 and crashed out in the opening round. However, she won her first WTA title in Mexico this year and is currently in the quarterfinals of the US Open

Personal Life

Leylah’s father Jorge is from Ecuador and is a former soccer player. On the other hand, her mother Irene Exevea is Filipino Canadian. Her younger sister Bianca Jolie is also a tennis player, and her elder sister, Jodeci, is a dentist. Fernandez is fluent in English, French, and Spanish.

Sep 3, 2021; Flushing, NY, USA; Leylah Fernandez of Canada, right, shakes hands with Naomi Osaka Osaka of Japan after a third round match on day five of the 2021 U.S. Open tennis tournament at USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center. Mandatory Credit: Jerry Lai-USA TODAY Sports

Sponsors

Her current sponsors are Asics, Babolat, Telcel/Claro, and Birchbox. However, one can expect that sponsor list to grow as she racks up wins on the women’s tour.

Playing Style and Achievements

She is a left-handed player who uses the double-handed backhand. She can strike the ball with real intent and with time, her groundstrokes will only get better. 

In the WTA circuit, she has won a title and been a runner-up once. While competing in the ITF events, she has won a title and been a runner-up twice. In doubles, she has won two titles and been a runner-up twice. In the juniors, she has won a Grand Slam title and been a runner-up once. 

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Height in feet inches – 5’ 6” – in Centimeters – 168 cm
Weight in Kilograms – 48 kg  –  in Pounds –  106 lbs
Shoe Size 6 (U.S.)
Hair Color Black
Eye Color Dark Brown
Body Type Slim

 

 

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Rohan Kollare

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Rohan Kollare is a tennis author for EssentiallySports. Rohan has a post-graduate diploma in Sports Management and a trophy cabinet adorned with accolades won in district and state-level tennis competitions. He has previously worked in Content Operations for Disney’s Hotstar for over a year, covering tennis and Formula One.

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