Leylah Fernandez Biography

Leylah Fernandez is a young and talented Canadian Tennis player who just shocked the world with her abilities. She plays a left-handed or two-handed backhand. Her highest ranking in singles is No. 66 and currently holds 95th place in the WTA ranking in 2023. In the 2021 Monterrey Cup, she won her first WTA Tour singles title.

She was also seen competing at Summer Olympics. She recently emerged as a teen sensation in the US Open after beating some of the top players. Despite the defeat, she received lots of praise from the global media because of her never-give-up attitude and aggressiveness in the court.

Early Life

Leylah Fernandez was born on 6th September 2002 in Montreal, Canada. Although she lives with her parents Jorge and Irene in Boynton Beach, Florida. She has a younger sibling named Bianca Jolie who is a tennis player and an older sister named Jodeci who is a dentist. Leylah completed her high school education at School Secondary Antoine De- St-Exupery. The details about her higher education have not been shared with the media yet. She showed an active interest in playing tennis.

Leylah Fernandez Career

In 2018 she began playing tennis professionally. She was seen in matches like Grand Slam Tournament and the WTA 1000. From 2018-2021 she was seen playing at the Australian Open, French Open, Wimbledon, US Open, Miami Open, Madrid Open, Italian Open, Canadian Open, and Cincinnati Open. In 2019 at Junior Grand Slam Finals she won against Emma Navarro at French Open and lost against Clara Tauson at the Australian Open.

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At the ITF Circuit Finals singles held in 2019, she was seen competing against Carson Branstine, Lizette Cabrera, and Fernanda Contreras. While in doubles she played against Hsu Chieh –yu, Marcela Zacarias, Samantha Murray Sharan, Bibiane Schoofs, Robin Anderson, Jessika Ponchet, Veronica Pepelyaeva, and Anastasia Tikhonova.

Widespread Fame

In 2020 and 2021 doubles she was playing at the Australian Open, French Open, Wimbledon, and US Open. She was also seen at WTA Career Finals, where she lost against Heather Watson and won against Viktorija Golubic. Leylah created lots of buzz after reaching the Semifinal of one of the most reputed tennis tournaments, the US Open 2021. She made some miraculous plays throughout the whole tournament and defeated some of the most favorite to win. Leylah managed to secure her place in the grand final of the US Open however she had to settle for ending up at the runner-up spot.

After this, she surely gathered attention from the mainstream media which surely boost her career to an extent. At the moment, Leylah is trying to continue her impressive run in the year 2022 and competing in Wimbledon 2023 with the positive intent to not only reach but to win the grand final this year. She will clash with Caroline Garcia in the second round tomorrow and will initiate her journey at Wimbledon 2023. 

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Leylah Fernandez Biography

Real Name Leylah Annie Fernandez
Birth Date September 6, 2002
Age (as of 2023) 20 Years
Birth Place Montreal, Canada
Nationality Canadian
Profession Tennis Player
Religion Christianity
Sun sign Virgo

Physical Statistics

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


Father Jorge Fernandez
Mother Irene Exevea
Sister One (Bianca Fernandez)


School School Secondary Antoine De- St-Exupery

Relationship Status

Marital Status Single
Affair No
Who is her boyfriend? None

Personal Life

Leylah Fernandez is presently single, and she has intentionally kept the details of her past or current relationships away from public scrutiny. The details of her past or current relationship have been kept private and away from the limelight. It seems she is avoiding any sort of distraction and likes to focus on her career. Along with that she also spends her quality time with friends and family.

Leylah Fernandez Net Worth

Leylah Fernandez has earned a lot by playing tennis professionally and by participating in tournaments. She earned $786,772 so far in her career as prize money and she is getting $550,804 salary annually approximately. According to sources her net worth has been estimated at around $1 million. Some other sources of her income are brand endorsements and attending various events.

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  • Her father is from Ecuador and is a former soccer player.
  • She is fluent in English, French, and Spanish.
  • At the 2021 US Open, she upset defending champion Naomi Osaka in the third round.
  • At the age of 18, she was the youngest player in the main draw and captured the championship.
  • In Doubles she has a career record of 28-23(54.9%).
  • At Monterrey Open 2020 she upset Grand Slam Champion Sloane Stephens to get into the quarterfinals but later failed to Elina Svitolina.
  • She also became the first Canadian female winner of a junior grand slam title since Eugenie Bouchard at 2012 Wimbledon.

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