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Leylah Fernandez’s father: “The 2021 goal is to hit the top 10”

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The final of the US Open 2021 for women saw two completely new opponents as protagonists. On the one hand, Emma Raducanu, just eighteen, managed to reach the last act of the tournament and even raise the trophy coming from the qualifiers.

 

 

On the other hand, the 19 year-old Leylah Fernandez, another real revelation on the hard-courts of Flushing Meadows. The player originally from Montréal is yet another fruit of an important and expensive (also economically) work of Canadian tennis clubs, which for years have invested considerable resources to train young talents and launch them towards the big stages.

Work that with Fernandez has evidently paid off, given the results achieved. Jorge Fernandez, father and coach of Leylah, spoke about her growth path and future challenges, interviewed by Tennis Majors.

Leylah Fernandez’s goal is to hit the top 10
Speaking to the microphones of Tennis Majors, Leylah Fernandez’s father and coach, Jorge Fernandez, said he was proud and satisfied with his daughter’s path to the US Open: “Leylah’s performance was truly incredible.

In fact, she had been waiting for him for a while because she trained very well and with a lot of intensity. I am happy that you have reached a Grand Slam final. Even though the year wasn’t spectacular we tried different ways of working.

The important thing is that her game has developed well against the best players and this makes us very happy.” Speaking of great opponents, Fernandez has met and beaten in her path the likes of Naomi Osaka: “Osaka was not at the top of her game, while the match against Kerber was much more balanced.

There, she found solutions on the court and proved capable of fighting against the best in the world and bouncing back in the face of adversity.” Unfortunately, her fairytale ended in the final against Raducanu and also abruptly: “I think she has made a mistake in the way she approached the game and then failed to return to her game plan.

She surely she hasn’t played her best tennis than she has and Emma is very talented. I think Leylah was not mentally prepared to keep doing what she was doing. And this is beyond her opponent.” However, her path remains highly positive and now it is time to think about the future in order to achieve what was the target set for this year: “Our goal for 2021 was to finish in the top 10.

We are still a bit far away because it hasn’t been an easy year. Even though she won a WTA 250, the idea was to get a 250 and a 500. The Grand Slam final doesn’t change anything. However, we know that if we work hard, she will have a chance to win a Grand Slam.

The good thing is that the first thing he told me after the final was that she couldn’t wait to get back to training.”

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Leylah Fernandez: Fans chanting my name at Indian Wells Masters felt surreal

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US Open runner-up Leylah Fernandez admitted that hearing fans chant her name at the Indian Wells Masters felt “surreal.” On Friday, Fernandez played her first match since her outstanding US Open campaign and fans in the stands chanted her name.

Fernandez, who is now enjoying a career-high ranking of No. 28 in the world, saw off Alize Cornet 6-2 6-3 to progress into the Indian Wells third round. “It’s surreal. You dream of that happening, but you don’t expect that to happen …

I got goosebumps. Like, even now, my Heart suit is beating so fast … I was so happy,” Fernandez said, per Mark Masters. Fernandez was asked on what did she work after the US Open. “Everything (laughs) … We always try to look for that extra inch, extra millimetre to be better …

We worked on everything,” Fernandez claimed.

Fernandez was thrilled to meet Maria Sharapova
“I was lucky enough to to meet Maria Sharapova at the Met (Gala). We kind of chatted a little bit and she gave me some pretty good advice.

She told me her own experience and the way that she was able to bounce back,” Fernandez revealed. Meanwhile, 2020 French Open champion Iga Swiatek shared advice for Fernandez and US Open champion Emma Raducanu. “Well I would say balancing all the things you have to do on-court and all the things that [you’ve] been doing for the past years with all that new stuff,” Swiatek explained.

“Because it can overwhelm [you] at the beginning. It was good for me that Roland Garros was the last tournament of the season. I know that [Fernandez and Raducanu] probably have one or two more. “Then they’re going to have a break and they’re going to have time to reflect on [their success].

“Also having the people around you who won’t be pushing you to do more because of public relations or publicity. Just you know maybe staying calm a little bit and waiting for how you will react to all of that.”

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Maria Sharapova Beautiful and Sexy on a Magazine! (PHOTOS INSIDE)

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Here are some sexy shots of Maria Sharapova. The Russian used some free time off the courts to be immortalized by Bloomberg Pursuits Magazine, before Wimbledon

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Martina Hingis Used Me! Says Ex Husband to Le Journal du Dimanche

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Martina Hingis is happily back to tennis life. After leaving the circuit, she got back to living it. Just in doubles though, and some random single’s appearances in Fed Cup, just to show that despite the years and rust, she still is one of the greatest talents ever witnessed in women’s tennis.

As great as she is on court, Martina over the years has draw attention on her personal life far more than she ought to, with troubled relationships. Now, her former marriage is back on the news, with Martina’s ex husband Thibault Hutin taking on French Le Journal du Dimanche, to reveal that first of all the couple is legally still bonded and secondly that Swiss champion has used him over the years they have been together.

Hingis and Hutin got married in 2010, and while according to the media the Swiss is divorced, legally it appears the couple is yet to tear apart. In 2013 Thibault sued Martina for harassment. Their divorce is yet to be made official, and that hurts Hutin, as reported by JDC.

“My life is trash. I mistakenly left riding to preserve our marriage. I left my passion, there is nothing left. Without my family, I wouldn’t be able to pay my rent” confessed Thibault. When the couple met, Martina had just gotten back from a two-year suspension for cocaine abuse, thus she was quite fragile and not well seen by the media.

“Martina asked me to do interviews with her. Someone told me about her problems briefly, I didn’t know anything about it. Back than things were still tense. She wasn’t allowed to go to tournaments. She needed to rebuild an image.

The marriage with a good Frenchman was perfect at that time. She used me. Thinking about it now it seems obvious”. After more trouble, that including a surprising visit from Hutin to Hingis in New York that didn’t go well, the two separated in 2013.

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