Leylah Fernandez, Bianca Andreescu to lead Team Canada at Paris Olympic Games

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Saturday, 29 June 2024 at 02:30
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With the 2024 Olympic Games less than a month away, Team Canada has finalized its roster for the tennis event, with 2021 US Open runner-up Leylah Fernandez set to spearhead the nation.
The 21-year old was named as one of the Canadian representatives at the Olympic Games, which will take place in Paris. The tennis event kicks off on July 27, and will be played on the prestigious clay courts of Roland Garros.

Andreescu to make Olympics debut

After failing to compete at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics due to injury, Canadian Bianca Andreescu is set to make her first Olympics appearance this summer. The 2019 US Open champion returned from a nine-month injury break last month at Roland Garros and made a WTA Tour final in her second tournament back, on the grass in 's-Hertogenbosch. Andreescu will represent Canada in singles.
The strong Canadian squad will also feature doubles specialist and 2023 US Open doubles champion Gabriela Dabrowski. Team Canada will also feature Felix Auger Aliassime and former World No.3 Milos Raonic, who are set to represent the men at the Olympics event.
"I was so happy once I saw the announcement," Fernandez told reporters in Eastbourne. "It was, like, double celebration for us at dinner. I'll be playing [singles] and doubles with Gaby, so it will be super fun. We do have our eyes set on a medal. So far we have been playing super well together at the Billie Jean King Cup, and hopefully we can continue that momentum into the Olympics and just keep having fun."

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