Leylah Fernández does not forget the US Open: "I still cannot accept that defeat"

Leylah Fernández, a finalist for the US Open, assumed that he must progress in all aspects of his tennis. “I have to improve my whole game. Improve my forehand, my serve, my volley, all by two or three percent. to be among the 10 in the ranking, among the five, and one day at number one and win a Grand Slam, “he said to a question from EFE.

The canadian The 19-year-old was one of the fastest growing players in the 2021 season in which she won the Monterrey Open and reached the final of the US Open, which she lost to Britain’s Emma Raducanu. “I still can’t accept that defeat, but I learned what I can teach the world and that I can play against the greats,” said the world number 24.

Leylah insisted that her goal is to play in large stadiums with people who support her or her opponent and she hopes to win more titles in 2022 and add it to the one she has as a professional, in Monterrey, where she defeated 6-1, 6-4 to the Swiss Viktorija Golubic.

In February 2022, Fernández will return to the Monterrey Open, which he has already won, and in which he must face rivals such as the Russian Anastasia Pavluchenkova, ranked eleventh, and the Ukrainian Elina Svitolina, fifteenth. “I am happy to play this tournament again, it is important to me. Mexico is like my second home, in Monterrey I won my first title,” she said.