The junior player Leylah Annie Fernandez won the French Open junior title. In a press conference, she spoke about his childhood idols: "I like very much Justine Henin, Nadal, Federer, as well as Djokovic. They have different styles, but they always have the same qualities: hard work, fighting spirit, and any point is like it was the last.
And the Fed Cup, yes, it was a great experience. I was able to work with Nathalie Tauziat, Heidi El Tabakh, and Rebecca Moreno and Sharon Fichman, and Gabriela Dabrowski, and they motivated me a lot and made me work harder."
On her big achievement, Fernandez added: "Of course this year my goal was to win one junior Grand Slam, and I fell short in Australian Open junior. And I was very happy to be able to have another opportunity here in French Open and to win it.
I was very comfortable, nervous. But I have worked very hard in Florida with my coach in different conditions, in cold and with the wind, with the heat, so I was prepared. I was happy that we made the decision to be in Florida and to move, so over here was nothing special with the weather.
I was prepared, and I was ready for hard work." Asked how inspiring is to see his compatriots Felix Auger-Aliassime and Bianca Andreescu being successful, she concluded: "It's very inspiring that Bianca was able to win Indian Wells.
And it's a bummer she wasn't able to play here in the French Open. I wanted to see her and congratulate her with all her successes. But I'm happy that Denis, Felix, Bianca are able to do everything great and it motivates me to do better for the next couple of years and for the future."