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About Leylah 

Leylah Annie Fernandez is a tennis player by training, vibrant by nature, and an advocate by choice.

She was born on September 6th, 2002, in Montreal, Canada. Family is at her core, and that's why she wanted to create this foundation. 

Leylah started her junior career, advancing to the 2019 Australian Open girls’ finals match and winning the 2019 Roland Garros girls’ single event, reaching #1 in the world at age 16.


At just 18 years old, Leylah won her first WTA Title at the Monterrey Open and, in the following year, became a back-to-back champion, winning the title again in 2022.


At just 19 years old and only 5’6”, she reached the top 12 tennis players in the world. 


Leylah made her run at the 2021 US Open reaching the finals and reaching quarterfinals at the 2022 French Open. 

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