Leylah Fernandez will be up against Alize Cornet in the second round of the 2021 BNP Paribas Open. Fernandez is ranked 28th in the world while Cornet is the World No.64.
Leylah Fernandez vs Alize Cornet: Match Details
- Tournament: Indian Wells Open 2021
- Match: Leylah Fernandez vs Alize Cornet
- Round: 2nd Round
- Date: 8th October 2021
- Prize Money: $29,045
- Surface: Outdoor hard court
Leylah Fernandez vs Alize Cornet: Preview
Canadian teenage sensation Leylah Fernandez hadn’t won a tour level match for nearly 2 months when she entered the US Open. But she then produced one of the most exciting grand slam tennis performances in recent times at Flushing Meadows and reached the final beating the likes of defending champion Naomi Osaka, former World No.1 Angelique Kerber, 5th seed Elina Svitolina and second seed Aryna Sabalenka.
She hasn’t played any tournament since then and enters Indian Wells as the 23rd seed which assured her a first round bye.
As for Alize Cornet, she hasn’t been in good touch this season. After bowing out of the second round at Wimbledon, she lost in the first round of the Winners Open despite being the top seed. She turned things around next week at the Chicago Open where she reached the final before bowing out to Elina Svitolina.
She then crashed out of the first round at US Open before reaching the quarterfinals of the Luxembourg Open. In the first round at Indian Wells, she beat qualifier Elena-Gabriela Ruse in straight sets 6-3,7-6(5) to book a date with Fernandez.
Leylah Fernandez vs Alize Cornet: Head-to-Head
This will be the first meeting between the duo. They haven’t met on tour before and hence their H2H stands deadlock at 0-0.
Leylah Fernandez vs Alize Cornet: Prediction
Fernandez is coming from a dream fortnight in New York and will be high on confidence. But apart from the US Open runner-up finish, she doesn’t have much to show. Whereas Cornet as a lot of experience and is a veteran on tour. Having said that, Fernandez will still start favorite and should win the match comfortably.
Prediction: Fernandez to win in straight sets.
Leylah Fernandez vs Alize Cornet: Broadcast and Live stream details
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