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Watch: Secret to Leylah Fernandez Footwork


Fine footwork was the foundation for Leylah Fernandez's run to the US Open final.

Straddling the baseline, Fernandez toppled three Top 5-ranked players, including defending champion Naomi Osaka, en route to her maiden major final in New York.

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The secret to Fernandez's footwork is no secret—it's hard work.

Watch the 19-year-old Canadian combine squats and leaping up a series of stone steps as well as use the Bosu ball for balance in these indoor and outdoor drills.




On multiple surfaces from the court to the beach, Fernandez works to hone her fast feet.


Photo credit: Garrett Ellwood/USTA

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