US Open runner-up Leylah Fernandez will begin her campaign at the Australian Open 2022 against World No. 139 Maddison Inglis of Great Britain in the opening round
Leylah Fernandez vs Maddison Inglis : Match Details
- Tournament: Australian Open 2022
- Match: Leylah Fernandez vs Maddison Inglis
- Round: First Round
- Date: 18 January 2022
- Venue: Melbourne, Australia
- Surface: Hardcourt
- Prize Money: $90,000
Leylah Fernandez vs Maddison Inglis: Preview
Leylah Fernandez won her first WTA title at the Monterrey Open last year. She was knocked out in the opening rounds of the Australian Open and Wimbledon, and in the second round of Roland Garros last year. In the subsequent slam, the US Open, the Canadian teen had a remarkable turnaround as she reached the finals at Flushing Meadows. Enroute to the finals she staged massive upsets as she defeated defending champion Naomi Osaka, multiple Grand Slam champion Angelique Kerber and second seed Aryna Sabalenka among others. She lost in the finals to Emma Raducanu, who was also playing in the final of a Grand Slam for the first time..
This match will be Inglis’s third appearance at the Australian Open in six years. She is yet to win a match in the main draw at Melbourne Park. The Aussie has 5 ITF titles to her name. She started her 2022 season at Adelaide where she made it to the main draw after winning 2 easy qualifying matches. Following week, she made it to the Round of 16 of the Adelaide International 2 tournament.
Leylah Fernandez vs Maddison Inglis: Head-to-Head
This will be second meeting of the duo. Their head-to-head stand at 1-0 in favour of Fernandez. She won the match in straight sets at the Granby ITF tournament back in 2019.
Leylah Fernandez vs Maddison Inglis: Prediction
Maddison Inglis has one win and two losses to her name this year. She is still looking for her first win at the main draw of a Grand Slam.
Fernandez is coming into this match on the back of a defeat to former French Open champion Iga Swiatek in the second round of the recently concluded WTA Adelaide International in straight sets. The Canadian will be looking to shrug off this defeat and make a winning start to her Australian Open campaign and hope to avoid of a repeat of her first round loss last year
Prediction: Leylah Fernandez to win in straight sets
Leylah Fernandez vs Maddison Inglis: Broadcast and Live Stream Details
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