Olympic gold medalist Belinda Bencic will meet US Open finalist Leylah Fernandez in a blockbuster third-round clash at the 2022 French Open. Bencic is ranked 14th in the world while Fernandez is the World No.18.
Belinda Bencic vs Leylah Fernandez: Match Details
- Tournament: French Open 2022
- Match: Belinda Bencic vs Leylah Fernandez
- Date: 27th May 2022
- Venue: Paris, France
- Round: Third Round
- Surface: Claycourt
- Prize Money: €125,800
Belinda Bencic vs Leylah Fernandez: Preview
Belinda Bencic has had a mixed season so far. She bowed out of the second round of the Australian Open before reaching the quarterfinal of the St. Petersburg Open. A string of losing the first match followed at Doha and Indian Wells. She then bounced back to reach the semifinal of the Miami Open. She started her clay season with a title triumph at Charleston and made it to the Round of 16 of the Madrid Open. This week in Paris, she defeated Réka Luca Jani in the first round before beating Bianca Andreescu in the second round in straight sets 6-2,6-4.
Leylah Fernandez started her season with a first-round exit at the Australian Open but bounced back strongly to defend her Monterrey Open crown. She then had a Round of 16 outing at Indian Wells but lost her opening match at Miami. On clay, she won just two matches coming into the French Open in the three tournaments she played. This week, she defeated Kristina Mladenovic in the first round before getting the better of Katerina Siniakova in the second round in straight sets 6-3,6-2.
Belinda Bencic vs Leylah Fernandez: Head-to-Head
This will be the second meeting between the duo. Fernandez leads the H2H 1-0. They met at the 2020 Fed Cup qualifiers where Fernandez won in straight sets.
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Belinda Bencic vs Leylah Fernandez: Prediction
This will be probably the most evenly matched third-round counter of the tournament. Bencic has played some incredible clay-court tennis this season and has opened up a new dimension in her game. Similarly, Fernandez has also shown that she can move well on clay and can be dangerous. Both the players are yet to drop a set and their defense will be the key to the outcome of the match. Expect a thriller on Chatrier with the Olympic champion edging past Fernandez.
Prediction: Bencic to win in three sets.
Belinda Bencic vs Leylah Fernandez: Live Stream Details for Roland Garros
- France – France TV sport, Amazon Prime Video
- Europe (All territories) – Eurosport
- Austria – Servus TV
- Belgium – rtbf.be
- Switzerland – SRG SSR
- United Kingdom – Eurosport, discovery+
- USA – NBC Sports, Peacock TV, Tennis Channel, Bally Sports
- Canada – RDS, TSN
- Latin America – ESPN
- Brazil – SporTV
- North Africa & Middle East – beIN Sports
- Sub-Saharan Africa – Super Sport, Canal+
- Asia (All Territories) – beinSPORTS
- China – CMG, Tencent Sports
- Taiwan – ELTA TV
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- Japan – WOWOW
- India – Sony TEN
- Australia – Nine Network
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