BY NOW YOU SHOULD BE HEAD OVER HEELS IN LOVE WITH TENNIS STAR LEYLAH FERNANDEZ!
BY KEANE VIRI
PHOTOGRAPHY BY SOCIAL MEDIA PHOTOS
It’s turning out to be a great year for Filipina athletes, isn’t it? This is, of course, bannered by weightlifter Hidilyn Diaz giving us our first gold medal in the Olympics ever since we involved ourselves in it in 1924. It’s one big news we could have been satisfied about for a good while, but then something else came up—in world tennis, 19-year-old Fil-Canadian Leylah Fernandez broke into the final four of the US Open. Although she finished a runner-up to fellow Emma Raducanu (a separate story on her later), Leylah already showed the tennis world what she was made of by making a spectacular run to the finals, including beating defending champion Naomi Osaka. So here’s to you Leylah, don’t be surprised if you suddenly have legions of Filipinos back home fawning over you!
This is the iconic image that got us falling in love with Leylah!
Youth is truly not wasted on the young
We are all behind you Leylah!
Her beauty is worthy of a painting!
People in Canada and the US must be envious of her gorgeous bronze complexion!