Leylah is taking over the world!
Quebec's new tennis superstar Leylah Fernandez is taking over the world one tennis match at a time and pretty much everyone has taken notice.
From politicians to professional athletes, everyone is heaping praise on the 19-year-old who has made her way to the U.S. Open final and, along the way, inspired a nation and seemingly, the entire world.
🇨🇦 @leylahfernandez IS A GRAND SLAM FINALIST! https://t.co/hK21AC2M8T— US Open Tennis (@US Open Tennis) 1631237986.0
Despite a heated debate on Thursday night, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau took time to praise Fernandez, claiming that he caught the beginning of the match before joining his fellow party leaders on the debate stage.
We’ve got a Canadian in the #USOpen final! Caught the start of the match before heading to the debate and I just wa… https://t.co/UumKJi826c— Justin Trudeau (@Justin Trudeau) 1631247809.0
While Trudeau was one of the only party leaders to praise Fernandez's accomplishment, plenty of professional athletes ranging from basketball to pro wrestling heaped praise on the young tennis superstar.
The Toronto Raptors, who know what it takes to win a championship, called Fernandez's win "unbelievable."
Unbelievable @leylahfernandez 👏🏽 https://t.co/MBB7lBXLlG— Toronto Raptors (@Toronto Raptors) 1631240910.0
Steve Nash and Magic Johnson, NBA legends in their own right, also congratulated Fernandez. Johnson dubbed her a "giant slayer" and Nash even called her a "certified baller."
The giant slayer continues!! I just finished watching @leylahfernandez knock off the number 2 player in the world t… https://t.co/a6gC0aCstL— Earvin Magic Johnson (@Earvin Magic Johnson) 1631238098.0
Certified Baller! (**finds wall to hit ground strokes till the street lights go out) @leylahfernandez https://t.co/9ssJLDFzsM— Steve Nash (@Steve Nash) 1631050769.0
Fernandez's fellow Canadian tennis stars are undoubtedly following her incredible rise to the top of their sport.
Bianca Andreescu, the highest-ranked Canadian tennis player ever who unfortunately got knocked out of the U.S. Open, offered her congratulations. And a fellow Quebecer who has a chance to get to the U.S. Open final himself, Felix Auger-Aliassime also congratulated his counterpart.
Quelle👏🏽 performance 👏🏽@leylahfernandez 👏🏽 Félicitations pour avoir atteint la FINALE de l'@usopen, on est derrière… https://t.co/t757DvMJwd— Félix AugerAliassime (@Félix AugerAliassime) 1631238891.0
Even iconic québécois hockey players Marie-Philip Poulin and Mathieu Joseph took the time to praise Fernandez's inspiring run to the U.S. Open Final.
WOOOW @leylahfernandez Chills. Us open final 🤯 LFG ⚜️🇨🇦— Mathieu Joseph (@Mathieu Joseph) 1631237970.0
Christine Sinclair, legendary captain of the Canadian Women's Soccer Team wrote that Fernandez is "making all of Canada proud."
Absolutely incredible. US Open finalist. @leylahfernandez Making all of 🇨🇦 proud— Christine Sinclair (@Christine Sinclair) 1631238123.0
Even The Iron Sheik, an iconic WWE superstar and also got in on the praise train and wrote that "Leylah has the whole tennis world on their knees."
Leylah's unreal run to the U.S. Open Final will culminate on Saturday, September 10.
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