Leylah Fernandez is a professional tennis player from Canada who plays in the Women's Tennis Association (WTA). Since turning professional in 2019, Fernandez has been a part of many big tournaments, including the Australian Open and the U.S. Open. In 2021, Fernandez became the 6th tennis player to receive the Bobbie Rosenfeld Award as Canada's female athlete of the year.
The young lady achieved a career-high ranking of world No. 13 by the WTA on August 8, 2022. Furthermore, she came from an athletic family background and developed an interest in playing tennis from a tender age. She is coached by Jorge Fernandez, her father, who is also a tennis coach and former association football player & coach.
Fernandez has preserved a net worth of over $2 million thanks to her professional career as a tennis player. She has already played in major tournaments, which helped her preserve a considerable fortune. At the time of this post, Fernandez has collected a total prize money of $3,363,256.
At the beginning of 2019, Fernandez played in ITF and took home over $935. During that tournament, she played against Irina Bara, among others. After that, she began participating actively, and her income also began to increase.
In the 2020 Australian Open, Leylah won three qualifying rounds and received more than $62,353. The same year, she also gave her best in the Abierto Mexicano TELCEL presentado por HSBC, earning over $21,400. Furthermore, Fernandez's biggest prize money came at the 2020 U.S. Open as she accumulated $100,000. In the U.S. open of the following year, she received $1,250,000, where she lost the final against Emma Raducanu.
Likewise, Leylah played in the Roland Garros event, reaching the quarterfinal and earning $401,865. Her 2023 began with ASB Classic winning $5,800. Being a professional tennis player, Fernandez profited from sponsorship and endorsement deals. She was also in the 13th position of Forbes' Highest-Paid Female Athletes in 2022.
Fernandez has worked with many brands, which she usually promotes via her Instagram handle. She signed a deal with Lululemon in 2022 for apparel. Previously, she was associated with Asics for clothing. In the same way, Fernandez has a racquet sponsorship deal with Babolat.
The 5 feet 6 inches tall tennis player uses the Babolat Pure Aero racquet. In the same way, she works with many other brands, including telecommunications company Telcel/Claro, cosmetics company Morgan Stanley, EasyPost, and Birchbox.
Likewise, Fernandez serves as the brand ambassador for Flair Airlines. In January 2022, she became a Google ambassador in Canada for the Google Pixel 6, Pixel 6 Pro, and Gatorade Canada ambassador. Her other sponsors are USANA, Microsure, and Cambridge Global Payments.
Having earned a massive fortune, Leylah relishes a lavish life and enjoys her life to the fullest. Likewise, Fernandez reportedly owns some luxurious cars. She resides with her parents in Boynton Beach, Florida, USA.
Fernandez rides Volvo, Toyota, Ferrari, and BMW, whose worth is millions. Apart from that, she is also engaged in charities. Leylah works with a non-profit organization named Leylah Annie & Family Foundation. They aim to help needy people with the help of sports, mainly tennis.
Leylah seems to be living a single happy life. She is not dating anyone and does not have a boyfriend. The professional tennis player prefers to maintain privacy, so she has kept her love affair confidential.
Due to her private nature, Fernandez has not made a single post about her life on social media. Most of her social media posts show that she loves spending time with her family. She has visited many places with her parents and featured those special moments on her Instagram.
Born on September 2002, Leylah Annie Fernandez was raised by her parents Irene (Mother) and Jorge (Father), in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. Her father is from Ecuador, while her mother is a Filipino Canadian. So, from her parents' side, Leylah belongs to a mixed ethnic background.
Fernandez shares a strong bond with her parents and has not hesitated to discuss them with the media. Her father, Jorge, was a semi-professional footballer. He played football in local leagues in Montreal. Furthermore, Fernandez speaks fluent English, French, and Spanish.
After retiring, Jorge began coaching his daughter despite not playing tennis. Apart from that, he has also worked as a football coach as he was once an association football player.
Fernandez is not only the child of her parents as she was raised alongside her two siblings, Bianca Fernandez and Jodeci. The Fernandez sisters share a strong bond, and Leylah has also shared some snaps with them on her Instagram page.
Fernadez's sister Bianca Jolie is also a tennis player who achieved a career-high WTA singles ranking of 802 on May 23, 2022. Their sister, Jodeci, is not engaged in sports and remains away from the public. We can follow Jodeci on Instagram as @jodeci.malixi.dmd. Her Instagram photo hints that she is a married lady.
Fernandez began her 2023 season by reaching the quarterfinals at the ASB Classic. She also played in the 2023 Australian Open, where she won her first game against Alize Cornet.
In the second round, Fernandez lost against Caroline Garcia.