Canadian tennis star Leylah Fernandez has been announced as the new ambassador for investment bankers Morgan Stanley. On Sunday, Fernandez captured her second Monterrey title after beating Camila Osorio in the Monterrey final.
Fernandez won her maiden WTA title last year in Monterrey and this year returned to the event and successfuly defended her title. Hours after her victory, Morgan Stanley announced Fernandez as their new ambassador. “We are honoured to have Leylah join Morgan Stanley as a brand ambassador.
As a talented tennis player, Leylah truly embodies Morgan Stanley’s core values of integrity and giving back. Her sportsmanship and dedication are an inspiration to the next generation," the company announced.
Fernandez happy to join the Morgan Stanley brand
“I am thrilled to join the Morgan Stanley team as a brand ambassador.
They have a longstanding commitment to giving back to their communities, which is something I am passionate about. I look forward to partnering with the Morgan Stanley team in expanding access to the game of tennis, especially amongst underrepresented communities and diverse youth”.
Meanwhile, Fernandez survived a thriller Monterrey final. Fernandez saved five match points en route to edging out Osorio 6-7 (5) 6-4 7-6 (3). Fernandez, ranked at No. 21 in the world, revealed her goal for this season is to finish ranked inside the top-10 and debut at the WTA Finals.
"I am just planning to be consistent at every tournament [this season]. Hopefully, I will be in the top ten at the end of this season and play in the WTA Finals. Those are my goals for this season, and [I] just [want to] have fun," Fernandez said.
"Like I've said every year, the number one thing is the mind, the body and the emotions. I just want that to be a 100% throughout the year and on court I am always going to have fun."