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Fernandez eager to assess her potential in Chengdu[ (ITF Junior Masters 24 Oct - 28 Oct 2018)
https://www.itftennis.com/news/295129.aspx#PCKv8GWZ767qmS08.99

The boys’ and girls’ singles events consist of two round-robin groups of four players with the top two in each group qualifying for the semifinals

Xiyu Wang
Xinyu Wang
Camila Osorio Serrano
Clara Burel
Clara Tauson
Eleonora Molinaro
Leylah Fernandez
Whitney Osuigwe?
 

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Nice win in R2 vs. Uchijima M. (Jpn)
6-4 7-6(5)
Was behind 2-4 in the 1st set but won 4 games in a row with some brilliant winners CC and DTL
Her opponent was pretty good, hitting very hard, but making a bit more errors than Leylah.
The Canadian in the 2nd set was again behind 3-4, then 5-6 but found a way to prevail again with some very good defense.

The #2 seed Qinwen Zheng in Leylah's half has lost. Perhaps that will help when QF comes
Next opponent in R3 Lisa Pigato of Italie

 

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Another win in R3 for Leylah
6-3 7-5
Started down 0-3, then won 8 games in a row and the set. Her opponent then raised her level, winning 3 games in a row to lead 3-2 in the second set. Leylah struggled a bit to keep the ball in play at times but she corrected than in the end, broke the Italian at a crucial time at 5-5, then served for the match like a Champ.

QF will be vs Leonard M. (Fra)

This is her coach. Not someone from Tennis Canada. She had a talk with him at least 4 times and every time she won the following games. Someone from her familly perhaps?

 

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There is something very unusual and truly impressive about Leylah.
She is probably an indestructible cyborg machine :spit:

She is never injured, never even had to get a limb taped since she started playing ITF Juniors or Pros. Try to find a picture of her with a taped leg. I haven't found any on Google Images

Then I thought, there are certainly a couple of singles matches in pros or juniors that she couldn't finish since 2015, having to retire or offering a walk over. I have found none on her ITF activity tab. :eek:

A big contrast with Bianca Andreescu who has been injury prone for the last 3 years. Not so with Leylah, she seems to be indestructible :scratch:
 

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Out of curiosity how tall is she? She looks like such a tiny thing on TV :lol:
Well according to a website, Clara Tauson is 1.82 meter, or a little more than 6 feet tall.
It looks like Leylah is a dozen centimeters shorter, 5 inches. That would make her 1.70 meter tall, or 5 feet 7 inches.

Picture from 2 months ago. She's just 16 so perhaps still growing

 
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