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Young tennis sensation Leylah Fernandez has been selected to represent Team Canada at the upcoming Paris Olympics. This marks her second appearance on the Olympic stage, a testament to her exceptional talent and hard work. Fernandez’s selection is not just a personal achievement but a significant moment for Canadian tennis and the broader Latino sports community.


How She Got Here

Leylah_Fernandez_3Born in Canada with Ecuadorian and Filipino roots, Leylah Fernandez has become a household name in the world of tennis. Currently residing in Miami, Florida, the 21-year-old athlete has consistently showcased her prowess on the court, earning accolades and admiration from fans and experts alike. Fernandez’s career highlights include victories at the Monterrey Open and Hong Kong Open. As well as making to the finals at the US Open, French Open doubles, and Miami Open doubles. Just in case you doubted her reputation as a formidable competitor.

A Message of Inspiration

Upon hearing the news of her selection, Fernandez expressed her excitement and gratitude, saying, “I am incredibly honored and excited to represent Canada once again at the Olympics. Becoming an Olympian and doing what you love is a dream come true, and further proof that with hard work and determination anything is possible.”


Impact Beyond Country & Sports

Her words resonate with many aspiring athletes who look up to her as a role model. Fernandez’s story is a powerful reminder that dedication and perseverance can turn dreams into reality.  Her success serves as an inspiration not only to young women but also to the Latino community, showcasing the diversity and talent present within Canada. Her achievements encourage young athletes to pursue their dreams, no matter their background.



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