World No. 21 Leylah Fernandez aims to finish the season ranked inside the top-10 and to make her WTA Finals debut this year. Fernandez, 19, burst onto the big scene when she made her maiden Grand Slam final at last year’s US Open.
“I am just planning to be consistent at every tournament [this season]. Hopefully, I will be in the top ten at the end of this season and play in the WTA Finals. Those are my goals for this season, and [I] just [want to] have fun,” Fernandez said on the Match Point Canada, per Sportskeeda.
“Like I’ve said every year, the number one thing is the mind, the body and the emotions. I just want that to be a 100% throughout the year and on court I am always going to have fun.”
Fernandez on the relationship with her sister
Bianca Fernandez, who is enjoying a career-high ranking of No.
891 in the world, is the younger sister of Leylah. “When [me and my sister] were younger, we played doubles together and we were fighting during practically every single point. Which was hilarious because we were playing so well,” Fernandez said.
“But when I started traveling a bit more, we both understood the importance of being positive towards one another and being happy for each other. Just loving each other and loving our journey.” The Fernandez sisters teamed up for the Monterrey doubles last week.
Unfortunately, they didn’t enjoy much success together as they were beaten in the first round by Elixane Lechemia and Ingrid Neel. “[Me and Bianca Fernandez] were very, very happy to have this opportunity [to play together at the 2022 Monterrey Open] because it is something [we] have always dreamt about,” Fernandez said.
Leylah Fernandez reveals she nad her sister Bianca are two completely different players and personalities. “It is definitely very, very hard for [my father]. We are two completely different players, two completely different people.
He tries to change his personality and his way of training to help both of us achieve our dreams,” Fernandez said. “He has to plan for both mine and her tournaments and training to accommodate both of our needs.”