Leylah Fernandez, the 14th-ranked player in the world, acknowledged that it was difficult to accept being out for so long. Fernandez suffered a Grade 3 stress fracture at the French Open. Fernandez was informed that she would have to miss the entire grass season, including Wimbledon.
My dad was telling me to stop trying to will myself back onto the tennis court. According to the WTA website, Fernandez warned “Don’t do that” in Toronto. I knew this was going to take some time, so I decided to put up my rackets for a while, tuck them away in the closet, and try not to think about them.
One of those situations called for mastery on my part.
Fernandez feels fantastic before her return.
In the opening round of the Toronto main draw, 13th-seeded Fernandez will take against a qualifier. Fernandez declared, “I feel wonderful, and I’m glad to be back on the court.”
The foot is excellent. It has the sensation of a fresh foot. We’ve just been making an effort to accept the situation, and I believe we’ve done a terrific job of realizing that this is a difficult time. However, at least we are experiencing this trying time together as a family, so there is some consolation there.
Fernandez performs best on hard courts, so she will undoubtedly want to succeed this summer. Incredibly, Fernandez made it to her first Grand Slam final at the US Open the previous year. On the hard courts of Monterrey, Fernandez won it all earlier this year.
Although Fernandez hasn’t played recently, she can play really well on hard. Fernandez is set to participate in Cincinnati after Toronto. Fernandez will compete this summer in Toronto, Cincinnati, and the US Open if everything goes according to plan.