July 18, 2024

Open Court


TVA – No days off for Leylah Fernandez, who faces Daria Kasatkina in San Diego

SAN DIEGO, Calif. – The last time Leylah Fernandez played a competitive match was in somewhat surprising defeat, in the second round of the US Open.

That Liudmila Samsonova has continued on from her terrific hard-court summer validates that defeat a little (although Bianca Andreescu took care of her in a marathon three-setter in San Diego Monday night).

But there were no days off for Fernandez, who returned home, celebrated her 20th birthday and got to work on her game again.

Here’s our piece on TVA Sports, with some practice footage and an interview (in French) with the Montreal native.

Here’s what she looked like on the practice court.

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