Leylah Fernandez, Cori Gauff team up to play doubles at Indian Wells Masters

Canadian tennis star Leylah Fernandez and rising American star Cori Gauff have signed up to play doubles together at the Indian Wells Masters.

Fernandez, 19, and 17-year-old Gauff are set to debut as a pair in Indian Wells. 

Fernandez and Gauff were handed a favorable opener as they are set to meet Irina Begu and Renata Voracova.

Both Fernandez and Gauff enjoyed success at the US Open and they are now set to return to action in Indian Wells.

Fernandez was beaten in the US Open singles final, while Gauff lost the doubles final with Caty McNally.

Both Fernandez and Gauff were disappointed after the finals

“Obviously not the result that we wanted, but we were there. I think the match was decided within, like, three or four points. I think for next time we know how to do better on those points I guess,” Gauff said after the final. 

“Our opponents, Shuai and Sam, played a great match. There’s a reason why they’ve both had a couple Grand Slams, great results in Grand Slams.

“Hopefully next time we can play them in a final and we’ll be on a different situation.”

Gauff threw a racket during the final and it almost hit a kid in the stands. 

“I mean, I lost a Grand Slam final. There’s nothing else to say. Just disappointment. I didn’t mean for the racquet to go as it did, but I did throw it. Probably not the best behavior on my side,” Gauff added.

“But I don’t think there’s any explanation I can do for the frustration. I mean, we had our chances. I knew that. I think the crowd knew that. Yeah, I don’t mean to do that in the moment, but I let my emotions take over.

“I kind of don’t regret it. I only regret the racquet went so far and almost hit the kid. He was fine. I gave it to him. I actually spoke to him before the match, and he’s fine. Yeah, I think I was just frustrated for losing a Grand Slam final.”