‘This injury won’t keep me off the court for long’ – Leylah Fernandez sets return date
Injured teen sensation Leylah Fernandez has confirmed that she will make her return at the Citi Open at the end of July.
The Canadian, Leylah Fernandez, had a successful French Open run reaching the quarter-finals for the first time.
However the 2021 US Open runner-up injured her foot during her final match, a defeat to Martina Trevisan.
It was later confirmed by her team that she had suffered a grade three stress fracture on the top of her right foot.
As a result of the injury, she was forced withdraw from Wimbledon.
Fernandez gave an update as she posted a video of herself on crutches on Instagram, saying, “Just wanted to share a life update, unfortunately I fractured my foot.
“In need of some well wishes more than ever. The fight in me will continue just after some PT appointments. Have any good podcast, show, or book recommendations?!”
However, on Monday, she gave a more positive update on her injury as the Canadian WTA star confirmed that she hopes to make her comeback at the WTA 250 Citi Open in Washington DC from July 30.
In an Instagram Story the 19-year-old said, “This injury won’t keep me off the court for long. I am excited to say that I’ll be playing at the tournament, the Citi Open for the very first time.
“So come and cheer us on between July 30th to August 7th at Washington DC.”
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