Leylah Fernandez opens up about her passion for crime documentaries.

Leylah Fernandez disclosed that while unable to walk due to a foot ailment, she spent a lot of time reading books and watching real crime programs.

At the French Open, Fernandez, 19, sustained a grade 3 stress fracture. She had to miss the entire grass court season due to the injury, and she wasn’t prepared to compete in Atlanta and Washington.

Fernandez is prepared to compete in Toronto after a two-month layoff. According to Fernandez, “In the past, I was obstinate and didn’t want to read literature.”

I’ve been reading more and loving it over the past several weeks, which has really surprised me.

Fernandez: I’m continuing to work on the case on my own.

According to Fernandez, “I always attempt to solve the case by the end of the show on a crime.”

“The majority of the time, I’m mistaken. I use a thought process and attempt to solve the issues in the same manner as I would on the tennis court.”

The WTA Tour has a number of young, talented athletes who have already accomplished a lot. Iga Swiatek, 21, defeated Cori Gauff, 18, in the French Open final to win her second Grand Slam.

Emma Raducanu, then 19 years old, defeated Fernandez in the 2021 US Open final to win the Grand Slam title. Young athletes should engage in healthy competition, according to Fernandez, since this will only motivate them to work harder to advance their skills.

Everybody has gone through the stage where they start out as juniors, lose [WTA matches], and then work their way up, according to Fernandez. “I was inspired as I watched from a distance because I witnessed Coco and Iga accomplishing incredible feats.

The interaction between us all is therefore fantastic. We see this as a chance to develop the sport and inspire other young girls to fulfill their own aspirations.

not always in tennis, but in other fields of work. Whatever they desire to do—soccer, engineering, whatever—can be it.”