Reacting to her winning comeback in Toronto, Leylah Fernandez

Leylah Fernandez, a Canadian tennis player, was overjoyed to start her Toronto campaign with a victory after winning her first match following an injury. In the opening round of the Toronto tournament on Monday, Fernandez, who suffered a Grade 3 stress fracture at the US Open, defeated qualifier Storm Sanders 6-4 6-7 (2) 6-3.

Fernandez had an opportunity to end the match similarly to how she won the first set by breaking Sanders in the tenth game. To force a deciding, Sanders won the tie-break after saving two match points in the tenth game of the second set.

Sanders was broken twice in the third set, giving Fernandez a three-set victory. As reported on the WTA website by Fernandez, “It was definitely one tough match.” “It was complete. It had fantastic moments, terrible times, and amazing moments from both players.

Simply put, I was overjoyed to be able to perform in front of my own audience. Aside from that, my body feels fantastic after the game. That’s a tremendous plus, then. The biggest victory I could hope for would be that.”

Fernandez appreciates the encouragement from the Toronto audience.

The most well-known name in Canadian women’s tennis is Fernandez, the runner-up at the 2021 US Open.

In Toronto, Fernandez remarked, “it’s just like playing in front of my family, playing in front of the Canadian crowd, playing in front of everyone who has helped me, who has supported me throughout the years.”

Therefore, it’s a wonderful way for me to express my gratitude to them by demonstrating that the years of suffering that not only I but also they have endured have been worthwhile. Ideally, this will continue. Beatriz Haddad Maia awaits Fernandez in the Toronto second round.