Canadian tennis superstar Leylah Fernandez, who entered into a partnership with Gatorade at the start of the year, featured in a short commercial for the sports drink company on Wednesday.
The teenager took to Instagram to share the video with her fans.
"I will always be authentically me. Genuineness is my Inner Strong," she captioned the post.
Fernandez announced her partnership with Gatorade ahead of the 2022 Australian Open. She was picked up by Google and Lululemon as a brand ambassador around the same time.
The 2021 US Open finalist has been out of action since her quarterfinal loss to Martina Trevisan at the 2022 French Open. Fighting hard for a spot in the semifinals, the teenager fought through an injury to complete the match, eventually falling in three sets.
However. that match ended up aggravating the 19-year-old's injury. Initial reports revealed a grade 3 stress on the top of her right foot. Her foot injury caused her to miss the entire grass-court season, including the Wimbledon Championships.
She also had to withdraw from the Citi Open Washington as well as an exhibition match against Coco Gauff at the Atlanta Open because she failed to get clearance from her medical board.
WTA Draw confirmed for National Bank Open Toronto including Swiatek, Fernandez, Serena Williams, Andreescu, Osaka and Raducanu
On a brighter note, Fernandez has been practicing on the court for the past few days and is hopeful of a comeback at the upcoming National Bank Open (Rogers Cup), where she is the 13th seed.