Canada’s young tennis star Leylah Fernandez has revealed that she still takes online university classes despite becoming a professional player.
The 21-year-old is one of the most highly-rated young women’s players in the circuit and has already won two WTA titles.
Fernandez, while responding to a question on social media, stated that she still takes online university classes despite becoming a professional player.
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"Great question. Every body is a little different. But I still do some online university classes,” she wrote. “I try to continue my education between practices. It is a little hard, but I do enjoy learning new things.”
Despite being so young, Fernandez has already played in the final of a Grand Slam which was in the US Open in 2021 where she was defeated by Britain’s Emma Raducanu in straight sets with a score of 6-4, 6-3.
Despite that success, the Montreal-born had a pretty average time this year where she failed to qualify for the third round or beyond in any of the Grand Slams.
In the recently concluded US Open, Fernandez was defeated by Russia’s Ekaterina Alexandrova in the first round with a score of 7-6, 5-7, 6-4.