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Leylah Fernandez Parents Raised Two Athletes And A Dentist

Leylah Fernandez Is A Professional Tennis Player Who Have Originated Canada ( Source : instagram )

Leylah Fernandez is a Canadian tennis player who has made her parents proud by becoming one of her generation's most talented tennis players.

While only in her teenage years, she defeated some big names in the tennis world, making her one of her generation's most talented tennis players. She is counted as one of the next season's contenders for the Grand Slam.

One of her most recent successes was her outstanding showing at the Billie Jean King Cup. Leylah Annie Fernandez, Bianca Andreescu, and Gabriela Dabrowski united to defeat Italy in Team Canada, presented by Sobeys' opening group stage match at the Billie Jean King Cup Finals, making it impossible for anything to go wrong.

Before Fernandez and Dabrowski joined up to seal the door with another victory in two sets, Fernandez and Andreescu put the tie away early with a pair of straight-set singles victories. As a reward, they will play Switzerland in a winner-take-all match on Friday, with first place in Group A on the line and the winner moves on to the semifinal round.

Leylah Fernandez's Parents Sacrificed Much For Their Three Daughters

Leylah Fernandez's parents, Irene and Jorge Fernandez, raised two athletes and a dentist. Leylah was born on 6 September 2002.

Her parent's oldest daughter, Jodeci Malixi, is a dentist. Their two youngest daughters, Leylah Fernandez and Bianca, are tennis players.

Jorge is a former Canadian football player of Ecuadorian origin. Fernandez participated in Montreal's neighborhood leagues as a semi-pro football player. He has never played in a professional tennis competition but has coaching expertise. He was the one who trained his daughters from an early age, assisting them in achieving this position in their careers.

Leylah claimed that her parents made sacrifices for her tennis success throughout her youth. Jorge decided to train Leylah after a local tennis club turned her down and thought she was too little to be successful. Jorge, a former professional soccer player, had never played tennis before, but he learned as much as possible from books and videos.

Jorge And Irene Fernandez Are The Proud Parents Of Tennis Star Leylah Fernandez
Jorge And Irene Fernandez Are The Proud Parents Of Tennis Star Leylah Fernandez ( Source : instagram )

Leylah's mother, Irene, was born in Canada to parents of Philippino origin. She met her husband in Canada and later married to start a beautiful family of five. The family is close to each other and often spends quality time whenever the situation favors them. However, the problem wasn't the same during their early days.

Despite their tight relationship, Leylah's family went through some challenging times. When she was ten years old, her mother spent several years working in California while Jorge was Leylah and Bianca's coach.

Irene and Leylah's relationship suffered as a result of the separation, as Leylah ached for her mother. They maintain a healthy relationship despite fast activities, and she always remembers her mother as one who helped her gain this height in her career. 

Leylah Fernandez Has Two Sisters

Leylah Fernandez has two sisters, Jodeci Malixi and Bianca. Jodeci is the eldest of three and Bianca is the youngest.

Her younger sister, Bianca, is presently ranked the 941st women's tennis player in the entire globe. In her last appearance, she lost to Marina Stakusic in the young Canadians' pre-qualifying event final last week, just one match from qualifying for the championship in Toronto.

In the doubles draw of the 2022 Monterrey Open, she made her WTA main draw debut alongside her sister Leylah Fernandez. Elixane Lechemia and Ingrid Neel defeated them in the opening round.

Her elder sister, Jodeci, is a professional dentist. She works as an Associate Dentist at Newport Family Dentistry.

She married her longtime partner Jacques Zang, on November 12, 2021. Her sister, Leylah, posted a cutter photograph of the family get-together. Jodeci's husband is an Actuarial Manager at Ally.

Leylah Fernandez's Younger Sister, Bianca Is The Second tennis Player In The Family While Her Elder Sister, Jodeci Is A Dentist
Leylah Fernandez's Younger Sister, Bianca Is The Second tennis Player In The Family While Her Elder Sister, Jodeci Is A Dentist ( Source : instagram )

Jodeci is fond of cosplay and can be seen taking the avatar of her favorite fictional characters.

She hasn't presented herself in front of the public like her sisters, so she is well known via her sister's fame. She also has kept her Instagram profile private, but her Facebook profile is visible to general people.