Leylah Fernandez discusses her upbringing with her parents.

Leylah Fernandez claimed that her father had forbidden her from viewing the rankings or any other outcomes while she was growing up in order to keep her attention on her own game and tennis. Jorge, Fernandez’s father, is her coach.

“You know, it’s funny how when I was growing up, my dad would ban me from looking at the results, the points, or the rankings. Since I didn’t have to worry about anything as a child, I would merely show up to the tennis match and play, Fernandez told Sportsnet.

Fernandez on her parents’ discipline

The 19-year-old Fernandez is regarded as one of the WTA Tour’s most skilled and promising players. Fernandez made it to two Grand Slam finals as a junior. Her parents were present for the entirety of Fernandez’s tennis development.

The only thing I can add is that he is, above all else, my father. When I’m acting improperly, he will be honest with me. I won’t lie; there were times when I wasn’t grounded, and that happens to everyone.

He was there, though. My mother was there to burst my bubble, attach a massive brick to me, and bring me as swiftly as she could back to reality, Fernandez said. Fernandez claimed that she long ago came to the realization that her father is there to support her in many aspects of her life and that she is thankful for what he has done.

“I believe that’s why I began to understand that, while my dad is a buddy, he is also my parent. He will teach me life lessons, like how to be strong, independent, and honest with myself, Fernandez continued.

Fernandez has had a successful start to her campaign in Toronto. Fernandez beat qualifier Storm Sanders on Monday with a score of 6-4, 6-7(2), and 6-3. Next, Fernandez will portray Beatriz Haddad Maia.