Leylah Fernandez is gearin’ up for a special cup…
The 19-year-old half-Ecuadorian Canadian tennis sensation and U.S. Open finalist is among the players named to the 12 teams at next month’s Billie Jean King Cup Finals.
Fernandez will play for Canada in the competition.
But she isn’t the only Latina set to play in the Cup.
Two-time Grand Slam champion Garbiñe Muguruza will play for Spain along with Carla Suarez Navarro.
Meanwhile, Caroline Garcia is set to play for defending champion France, alongside her teammates Alize Cornet and Fiona Ferro, who were all part of the group that won the event in 2019. The 2020 edition was called off because of the coronavirus pandemic.
Matches will be played in Prague on Nov. 1-6.
The host Czech Republic will be led by 2021 French Open singles and doubles champion Barbora Krejcikova.
She is joined by Marketa Vondrousova, the 2019 French Open runner-up and the 2020 Tokyo Games singles silver medalist, and Katerina Siniakova, who was Krejcikova’s doubles partner for three Grand Slam doubles titles and a gold medal at the Summer Games.
Sloane Stephens is joined by Jessica Pegula, Danielle Collins, CoCo Vandeweghe and Caroline Dolehide on the U.S. roster.