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Leylah Fernandez delighted people all around Canada in the past two weeks. With each and every win, she grew stronger and our cheers grew louder.
But not only ours: many people of great influence were amazed by the 19-year-old’s mind-blowingly good matches.
Starting with her fellow Canadian tennis players, who were eagerly watching her!
If you like sports, you were cheering for Leylah in Canada. The Raptors, the Blue Jays, even Olympic gold medalist Christine Sinclair had their eyes glued on their screen to follow the young star’s performances.
But wait – it goes beyond Canada
Of course that the tennis world was also watching! Leylah got to meet some of the biggest legends in the sport, who were also showing her support in her US Open final run.
Safe to say we’re not the only ones who want to see more of Leylah very soon.
Many more people had kind words (or really hype words) for Leylah during the US Open. Here’s tweets from basketball legend Magic Johnson, and the mentions from the Royal family of the UK for the Canadian, who even in losing to their favourite, Emma Raducanu, still caught the attention of them with her feisty attitude!
Many, many more others gave their support for Leylah Fernandez during her time in New York. This is just scratching the surface! You can relive all of Leylah’s best moments at the US Open here.
Congratulations Leylah. We know you will be back even stronger for the next tournaments to come!