And the fight for more wins from Northern women in sports is far from over as tennis has now found itself in the mix with Leylah Annie Fernandez and Bianca Andreescu gearing up for more wins while making history too.
That’s right, these tennis players are showing the world that Canada is not to be played with. Both women are now ranked in the top 30 at the Women’s Tennis Association.
Leylah Annie Fernandez an underdog entering the U.S. Open tournament defied all the odds after ranking at No.73 in the tournament but has found herself now ranked No.28 in the world.
The Quebec native, made history at this year’s U.S. Open becoming one of the youngest players to defeated three top-five seeds.
Fernandez won against U.S. Open defending champion Naomi Osaka, 2016 Angelique Kerber, fifth-seed Elina Svitolina and number-two ranked Aryna Sabalenka.
The fairytale story came to an end when Fernandez lost against Canadian-born, Emma Raducanu, who represents Great Britain and was also, an underdog going into the tournament.
Raducanu now moves from No. 150 to No. 23 in the WTA rankings.
Furthermore, Mississauga-native Bianca Andreescu is now ranked No.20 in the WTA rankings.
Andreescu had an impressive run at the U.S. Open however, she fell short to No.18 Maria Sakkari from Greece.
The last time two Canadian women were ranked in the top 30 was almost 34 years ago. Helen Kelesi was ranked No.29 and Carling Bassett-Seguso was ranked No.30.