Leylah Fernandez gives injury update, reveals when she plans to make comeback

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Leylah Fernandez gives injury update, reveals when she plans to make comeback

Canadian tennis star Leylah Fernandez wishes she could be playing Wimbledon as she has confirmed to her fans that she is targeting to return in late July. Fernandez, 19, sustained a Grade 3 stress fracture during her French Open quarterfinal defeat versus Martina Trevisan.

Unfortunately, the injury was too serious and Fernandez wasn't able to recover in time for Wimbledon. This week, Fernandez posted a video on her social media, where she admitted she wishes she could be at The All England Club now.

"Physically home, mentally at Wimbledon," the caption of her video read.

When asked by her fans when she intends to return, Fernandez revealed late July.

"Hopefully by the end of July," Fernandez said,

Fernandez signed up to play Washington

Two weeks ago, Fernandez signed up to compete at the Citi Open in Washington. The Citi Open kicks off on July 30 and Fernandez is expected to be one of the biggest names at the tournament.

"This injury won't keep me off the court for long. I am excited to say that I'll be playing at the tournament, the Citi Open for the very first time. So come and cheer us on between July 30th to August 7th at Washington DC," Fernandez said.

Fernandez was visibly struggling during her French Open quarterfinal match but refused to retire and ended losing in three sets. Fernandez likely aggravated her injury by not wanting to retire and her dad Jorge said he was angry and concerned for his daughter.

"Anger. I was very angry. And very concerned. Again, it's very hard because you have both hats on. And of course, as a coach you kind of say like, okay you know what you got yourself into. That's your decision that you're going to make, then go ahead," Jorge said after the French Open. Hopefully everything goes well and Fernandez returns to action in Washington.