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Leylah Fernandez up for WTA Most Improved Participant award

Leylah Fernandez up for WTA Most Improved Participant award

Leylah Fernandez US Open

Leylah Fernandez holds the finalist trophy after her match towards Emma Raducanu of Nice Britainn the ladies’s singles remaining on day 13 of the 2021 U.S. Open tennis event at USTA Billie Jean King Nationwide Tennis Middle. Obligatory Credit score: Robert Deutsch-USA TODAY Sports activities

MANILA, Philippines—Leylah Fernandez was named as one of many nominees for Most Improved Participant of the 12 months within the 2021 WTA Participant Awards.

The 19-year-old will compete for the award towards Maria Sakkari, Barbora Krejcikova, Ons Jabeur, Anett Kontaveit, Paula Badosa, and Jessica Pegula.

Fernandez was born in Canada to a Filipino-Canadian mom and an Ecuadorian father.

Regardless of dropping to Emma Raducanu within the US Open finals, Fernandez had an historic run of wins that included victories over Naomi Osaka, Elina Svitolina, and Aryna Sabalenka in New York.

Raducano, in the meantime, was nominated for the WTA Participant of the 12 months award after her title run within the US Open.

She’s in competition for the award with WTA no.1 Ashleigh Barty, Krejcikova, Osaka, Garbine Muruguza, Sabalenka, and Isa Swiatek.


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