Top-ranked Canadian female player Leylah Fernandez has named Carlos Alcaraz, Felix Auger-Aliassime and Jack Sock as her dream mixed doubles partners. This week, Fernandez held a Q6A session on Instagram. Fernandez's fans asked several interesting questions and some of them wanted to know who would be her dream mixed doubles partner.
"My dream mixed doubles partner? Jack Sock, Carlos Alcaraz and Felix Auger-Aliassime. Honestly can't go wrong with any of these amazing players," Fernandez said. Fernandez is one of the brightest tennis stars, but she also loves other sports, most notably soccer.
"I do play sports other than tennis," Fernandez said, "I love playing soccer. My favorite soccer teams are Real Madrid and Manchester City." When asked to pick her more prefferable surface between clay and hard, Fernandez described it as a "love-hate relationship."
"It's a love-hate relationship with both clay and hardcourts," Fernandez said.
Fernandez gives an injury update
Following a French Open quarterfinal defeat to Martina Trevisan, Fernandez was diagnosed with a Grade 3 stress fracture.
Even though Fernandez was clearly in pain and discomfort, she refused to retire. Now, Fernandez is doing well in her recovery but still she is set to miss the whole grass season. "Rehab is going on well, staying on track.
So I am getting stronger day by day. I can't wait to be back on court very, very soon," Fernandez said. This week, Fernandez revealed she plans to compete at the Citi Open in Washington. "This injury won't keep me off the court for too long.
I'm excited to say that I'll be playing the tournament the Citi Open for the very first time. So come and cheer us on between July 30th to August 10th at Washington DC," Fernandez said in a video message uploaded on her Twitter.
The Citi Open in Washington is scheduled to kick off on August 1 and Fernandez definitely has a lot of time to get ready and prepared for the tournament.