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Leylah Fernandez

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US Open finalist Leylah Fernandez and her father give emotional thanks for how Canada ‘opened their doors’ to their immigrant family

Leylah Fernandez and family on tennis journey, canada

After a hard-fought run in the U.S. Open, finalist Leylah Fernandez reflected on her time up until that point and how it “meant the world” to her.

The Journey: On Monday, Leylah, 19, joined the Today” show to talk about how her tennis journey to the finals impacted her family and why she will continue to fight for her dreams.

Filipina-Canadian Teen Leylah Fernandez scores shocking upsets against Naomi Osaka and Angelique Kerber in her Grand Slam debut

Filipina-Canadian teen Leylah Fernandez is advancing to her first Grand Slam quarterfinal in style, having defeated two previous U.S. Open champions — all before she turned 19 on Monday. 

Back-to-back upsets: Fresh from her stunning upset of 2020 champion Naomi Osaka on Friday, Fernandez eliminated three-time Grand Slam champion Angelique Kerber on Sunday, reported Associated Press.