Leylah Annie Fernandez
Photo by Arata Yamaoka

Canadian Leylah Annie Fernandez from made it to the Australian Open junior girls’ final after defeating Russian Anastasia Tikhonova, 6-1, 6-3 in just an hour and seven minutes.

Fernandez started playing tennis at the age of 5. She is from Montreal, QC and according to her International Tennis Profile ITF, she “enjoys thriller & mystery movies, 80s music and is a big fan of Real Madrid.”

Fernandez’s mum is Filipino, her dad is Ecuadorian. She speaks English, French and Spanish.

Fernandez won five straight matches at the Australian Open to reach the junior girls finals.

Fernandez is currently seeded fourth in the junior tournament.

Fernandez will be facing #1 Denmark’s Clara Tauson at the junior girls finals.

Leylah Annie Fernandez
Leylah Annie Fernandez with Clara Tauson. Photo by Paul Zimmer

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