The buzz around Leylah Fernandez ahead of the U.S. Open finals


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What nationality are Raducanu parents?

Raducanu's father Ian is Romanian and her mother Renee Chinese. The family moved to Britain when Raducanu was two and settled in Bromley, Kent. Yahoo SportsTeenage duo who stunned US Open – how Emma Raducanu and Leylah Fernandez compare

Who are Raducanu parents?

Raducanu was actually born in Ontario, Canada, on 13 November 2002 to Ian and Renee Raducanu, Romanian and Chinese finance industry professionals who subsequently relocated to London when their daughter was just two years old. The IndependentEmma Raducanu: Why the British tennis star’s parents won’t be at the US Open final

What ethnicity is Emma Raducanu?

Raducanu was actually born in Toronto in 2002 to a Chinese mother and Romanian father and the family moved over to England when she was two. Although she has lived in London, she has fond memories of going to see her grandmother in Romania. She said: “My grandma, Mamiya, still lives in central Bucharest. The IndependentWho is Emma Raducanu? The 18-year-old rising star into the US Open final after Wimbledon breakthrough

Is Leylah Fernandez Filipino?

Fernandez, born to an Ecuadorian father and a Canadian mother of Filipino descent, reached the finals with a 7-6 (3), 4-6, 6-4 shocker over world No. 2 Aryna Sabalenka of Belarus. ... But the teenager admitted she does not know much about Filipino culture, except for the cuisine introduced to her by her lolo (grandfather). RapplerUS Open finals-bound Leylah Fernandez 'happy to hear' Filipino fans rooting for her

US Open: Leylah Fernandez’s dad on the Canadian tennis star's incredible run

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Leylah Fernandez's father emotionally details Canadian immigrant experience

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Jorge is an Ecuadorian-Canadian and former soccer player while Leylah’s mother, Irene, is a Canadian citizen of Filipino descent. In an interview with TSN, Jorge got emotional when describing how special it is to represent Canada on such a big stage.

— TSN (@TSN_Sports) September 9, 2021

“My god, It means everything,” Jorge said before taking a long pause while trying to collect his emotions. 

“Sorry, you know, there’s a lot of talk in the news about, you know, immigrant people. And I understand in nationalist sentiments and I understand how we need to protect and we only have so many resources. I understand all of that and I don’t want to get political, that’s not what I’m doing.

“What I’m telling you is that we’re an immigrant family, and we had nothing. Got in with nothing. So, Canada opened up its doors, and if they wouldn’t have done what they did, I wouldn’t have had the opportunities that I have, and I wouldn’t have been able to give them to my daughter. That’s it, so, it means a lot.”

Leylah also shares that same love, passion, and appreciation for Canada as her father, having this to say after defeating Aryna Sabalenka to earn a spot in the US Open final:

“Canada has done so much for us, especially for my dad, for my grandparents,” Leylah said in a television interview with ESPN per the Daily Hive. “They never had it easy, but they fought for everything and all the opportunities that they got they did it two times more just for me and for my whole family, for my sisters, so that we could have a better life. So we can enjoy as much as we can, and not have the difficulties that they had.”

Fernandez will have all of Canada behind her as she vies for her first Grand Slam title on Saturday afternoon.

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