Canada’s Rising Star Annie Fernandez reaches Quarterfinal

17-year-old Leylah Annie Fernandez has advanced to the last eight at Monterrey Open 2020 in Mexico. Fernandez beat the 5th seeded Slone Stephens 2-1(6-7(4), 6-3, 6-3). The United States Player Stephens ranked 37th in the world and won the 2017 US Open as well. However, the Canadian ranked 126th in the world on 2 March 2020. Earlier in the round of 32, Annie defeated swiss player Stefanie Voegele 2-0(7-6, 6-2).

Teens the new year 2020 new beginnings

Fernandez’s first appearance in Grand slam at Australian Open 2020. She made it through the qualifiers competition. Finally, Annie Fernandez defeated ranked 61st in the world Lauren Davis(USA) 2-0(4-6, 2-6).

In February 2020, Leylah Annie Fernandez conquered ranked 8th in the world, Swiss hope Belinda Bencic 2-0(6-2, 77– 63) in Fed Cup qualifier rounds, Biel, Switzerland.First-ever Top 10 victory for Canadian teen.

At the end of February 2020, The Left-handed player missed the title at the Acapulco Open, Mexico. In the finals, she was defeated by Britain Former No.1 Heather Watson 2-1(6-4, 68-7, 6-1). At the same time, the young Canadian was ranked 190th in the world but Watson ranked 69th position.

The early days of Leylah Annie Fernandez

Annie Fernandez was born on September 6, 2002, in Montreal, Canada. In 2016, Annie played her first-ever ITF Women’s circuit in $10,000 Hilton Head Island, SC, USA. She won her first ITF title at W25 Gatineau 2019, Canada. In finals, Annie beat her fellow Canadian Carson Branstine 2-1(3-6, 6-1, 6-2). Also, Leylah lifted two doubles titles in the ITF women’s circuit arena.

During her junior career, the teen picked up the title in the French Open juniors grand slam in 2019.

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Published : 9:09 AM, Thu, 5 March 2020

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