Leylah Annie Fernandez is a Canadian professional tennis player. She has a career-high Women’s Tennis Association ranking of No. 28 in the world. Fernandez won her first WTA title at the 2021 Monterrey Open.
leylah fernandez: Met gala 2021| Indian wells| Vs Coco Gauff
Met gala 2021:
Leylah Fernandez’s 2021 Met Gala look paid homage to an unexpected side of American history.
The Canadian tennis star, who made headlines this weekend for her run to the finals at the 2021 US Open, made a surprise appearance as well at the biggest night in fashion. Taking place last night at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the 19-year-old arrived in an elevated twist on revitalized early aughts trends.
The striped black and white design comes courtesy of Carolina Herrera, delivered fresh off the runway from Wes Gordon’s spring ’22 show, which debuted during New York Fashion Week as part of the brand’s 40th anniversary celebration.
After her runner-up finish at the US Open, and her move from No. 79 to 28 in the rankings, Fernandez will now be favored against a whole new class of players. One of them is the 64th-ranked Cornet.
These two have never played, but it could make for an intriguing match-up. Fernandez had a lot of success at the Open as a counterpuncher, but against Cornet, a first-rate retriever, the Canadian will have a chance to take control of many of the rallies—how will she handle that? Cornet is an old pro and can be a tough out, but I’d be surprised if Fernandez loses all of her Open momentum so quickly. Winner: Fernandez
Vs Coco Gauff:
American tennis prodigy Coco Gauff has paired up with the US Open runner-up Leylah Fernandez at the on-going BNP Paribas Open 2021. The pairing is one of the most exciting team-ups of the year in women’s doubles tennis.
Coming to Gauff-Fernandez’s first-round matchup, the duo got to a racy start as they broke Begu-Voracova in the initial phase of the first set. With the accurate serve of Coco Gauff and the incredible baseline defense from Fernandez, they became too tough for the opponents to break through.
|Career record||104–64 (61.9%)|
|Career titles||1 WTA, 1 ITF|
|Highest ranking||No. 28 (September 13, 2021)|
|Current ranking||No. 28 (September 13, 2021)|