World number 21 Leylah Fernandez will be Canada’s #1 going into the next month Billie Jean King Cup 2022 Qualifiers scheduled for the week of April 15th and 16th. Representing Canada, the team consists of Leylah, Rebekah Marino, Gabriela Dabrowski, Françoise Abanda and Carol Zhao.
The duel will be played at the Pacific Coliseum in Vancouver, marking the return of the BJK Cup to Canada after a 4-year hiatus when Leylah had yet to represent her nation in the competition formerly known as the Fed Cup. The surface will be hard and given Leylah’s exploits on the surface, fans will be excited to support the team as they host Latvia for the tie.
“We’re thrilled to be playing our game against Latvia in Canada. It will be the first home game for some of the girls on the team, myself included. We are very pleased with the team we have been able to assemble and are confident that Leylah, Gabriela, Rebecca, Francoise and Carol will give their all to ensure Canada victory and qualify for the Billie Jean King Cup finals.” called Heide El Tabakhthe team captain.
“Wearing the Canadian colors is always an honor”: Leylah Fernandez
While Leylah has been just one of the players on the team so far, her success has been in the 2021 season and little in the 2022 season where she has already won a title as she defended her title Monterrey Open 2022the youngster will have high hopes on her shoulders to lead her nation to the finals of the competition, which will be held later in the season.
“I am very excited to be playing in this year’s Billie Jean King Cup Qualifiers. I always have so much fun playing at these ties and look forward to finally being able to do it on home soil. Wearing the Canadian colors on court is always an honor and I can’t wait to do it in front of a Canadian crowd.” said Fernandez about the prospect of playing in front of her compatriots in the BJK Cup.
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