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Professional tennis player Leylah Fernandez to join Team Canada at the 2024 Paris Olympics

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MIAMI, June 27, 2024 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Professional tennis player Leylah Fernandez has been selected to join Team Canada at the upcoming Olympic Games in Paris, marking her second appearance representing her home country at the prestigious event. The 2024 Summer Olympics will take place from July 26 to August 11, 2024 in France.

Fernandez’s selection for the Olympics is a testament to her exceptional talent and dedication to the sport. As one of tennis’ rising stars, the Canadian-born, Ecuadorian/Filipino athlete, currently based in Miami, Florida, has consistently demonstrated her ability to compete at the highest level and has garnered attention for her impressive performances on the court.

“I feel incredibly honoured and excited to once again represent Canada at the Olympic Games,” Fernandez said. “Becoming an Olympian and doing what you love is a dream come true, and further proof that with hard work and determination, anything is possible.”

At just 21 years old, Fernandez has been crowned champion at renowned tournaments such as the Monterrey Open and the Hong Kong Open. In addition, she reached the final of the US Open, as well as the French Open and the Miami Open doubles.

Fernandez’s inclusion in the Canadian national team further cements her status as a key player in the sport. Her remarkable journey and achievements at such a young age have captivated fans and experts alike, earning her widespread recognition and inspiring young women.

To find out more about Leylah Fernandez follow: @leylahannietennis on Instagram, @leylahlahfernandez on X (formerly Twitter) and @leylahannietennis on Facebook.

A photo accompanying this announcement is available at https://www.globenewswire.com/NewsRoom/AttachmentNg/8be564a8-8c82-4ca0-b26e-d180558938f1

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