“Nothing Less Than Incredible”: Leylah Fernandez Talks Ahead of Amanda Anisimova Clash at French Open 2022

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PARIS, FRANCE - MAY 27: Leylah FERNANDEZ of Canada during the day six of Roland Garros on May 27, 2022 in Paris, France. (Photo by Tnani Badreddine/DeFodi Images via Getty Images )
PARIS, FRANCE – MAY 27: Leylah FERNANDEZ of Canada during the day six of Roland Garros on May 27, 2022 in Paris, France. (Photo by Tnani Badreddine/DeFodi Images via Getty Images )

The future of the women’s tennis Leylah Fernandez and Amanda Anisimova have safely dived into the Round of 16 at the French Open 2022 despite losing a set. Amidst much anticipation, the youngsters lock horns for a quarterfinal spot on the Parisian clay.

Both upcoming stars have been playing impressive tennis since the start of the season. Most importantly, Anisimova has performed outstandingly from the beginning of the clay-court swing. The proof that she played the semifinal in Charleston and reached back-to-back quarterfinals in Madrid and Rome.

In Roland Garros, Amanda Anisimova is the 27th seed. Furthermore, she arrived at the pre-quarterfinals after prevailing over Naomi Osaka, Donna Vekic and Karolina Muchova.

When asked about the Anisimova matchup, Fernandez said, “Amanda is a great player. She’s been at this stage a few times, actually. Like, she’s been deep into tournaments a lot this year, so I know she will be a tough player.”

“I can play a good game and put on a good show for the fans”, says Leylah Fernandez

To arrive at her first-ever French Open Round of 16, Fernandez outlasted Belinda Bencic, Katerina Siniakova, and Kristina Mladenovic. 

PARIS, FRANCE - MAY 27: Amanda ANISIMOVA of USA during the day six of Roland Garros on May 27, 2022 in Paris, France. (Photo by Tnani Badreddine/DeFodi Images via Getty Images )
PARIS, FRANCE – MAY 27: Amanda ANISIMOVA of USA during day six of Roland Garros on May 27, 2022, in Paris, France. (Photo by Tnani Badreddine/DeFodi Images via Getty Images )

Furthermore, the Canadian added, “I just need to focus on myself. I will be talking with my coach and my team and see what I can improve and what I need to do for my next match. Hopefully, I can play a good game and put on a good show for the fans.”

It will be the second meeting between them on the WTA Tour. Moreover, Leylah Fernandez leads Amanda Anisimova(1-0) in their head-to-head series.

French Open 2022: Leylah Fernandez vs Amanda Anisimova Head-To-Head Stats

Leylah Fernandez10Amanda Anisimova
Leylah Fernandez vs Amanda Anisimova Head-To-Head Stats

EventRND/SFWinnerScore
2022 Indian WellsR64/HardLeylah Fernandez2-6, 7-6 W/O
Leylah Fernandez vs Amanda Anisimova Head-To-Head Stats

Besides, the Canadian explained, “I, unfortunately, did not play many matches against her in the juniors, but I do remember watching her playing, and what she did is nothing less than incredible. I’m just glad that we are both here on the WTA Tour. Yeah, that’s it.”

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