WTA Adelaide International 2022: Leylah Fernandez vs Ekaterina Alexandrova Preview, Head to Head, Prediction and Live Stream

Young sensation Leylah Fernandez will take on Russian Ekaterina Alexandrova in the first round of the WTA Adelaide International 2022.

Leylah Fernandez vs Ekaterina Alexandrova
Leylah Fernandez vs Ekaterina Alexandrova

World number 24 Leylah Fernandez will take on world number 34 Ekaterina Alexandrova in the first round of the WTA Adelaide International 2022 on Monday.

Leylah Fernandez vs Ekaterina Alexandrova: Match details

  • TournamentWTA Adelaide International 2022
  • Match: Leylah Fernandez vs Ekaterina Alexandrova
  • Round: First Round
  • Date: 3rd January 2022
  • Venue: Adelaide, Australia
  • Surface: Hard Court
  • Prize Money: $6,750

Leylah Fernandez vs Ekaterina Alexandrova: Match Preview

Leylah Annie Fernandez
Leylah Annie Fernandez

Leylah Fernandez had an exceptional breakthrough campaign in 2021. The Canadian reached the final of the US Open, where she lost to Emma Raducanu in an all-teenage final. As a result, she broke onto the top 25 of the world. After the magnificent debut campaign, the 19 year old would look to carry forward the momentum in the 2022 season.

Russian Ekaterina Alexandrova’s highlight of the year would be her sensational performance in the Kremlin Cup. The 27 year old defeated top 10 players Ons Jabeur, Aryna Sabalenka and Maria Sakkari to reach the final, where she was defeated by Anett Kontaveit. She also made her Olympics debut representing the Russian team. She was also a part of the Russian team which won the inaugural Billie Jean King Cup Finals held in Prague.

Leylah Fernandez vs Ekaterina Alexandrova: Head to head

Ekaterina Alexandrova
Ekaterina Alexandrova

The pair have met only on one occasion previously, with Alexandrova winning in three sets against the young Canadian in the SRL Summer Invitational Recife in 2021.

Leylah Fernandez vs Ekaterina Alexandrova: Match Prediction

Leylah Fernandez
Leylah Fernandez with the 2021 US Open runner-up trophy

After her brilliant debut campaign, Leylah Fernandez would want to carry her form into the new season and keep improving to challenge for the top honors. The youngster would want to make a strong start to the new season.

On the other hand, Alexandrova would also like to carry forward her momentum into the new season after quite a promising 2021. Despite the Russian’s win at the Billie Jean Cup Finals to end the year, I’d go for Leylah Fernandez to take this one.

Prediction: Leylah Fernandez to win in straight sets.

Leylah Fernandez vs Ekaterina Alexandrova: Broadcast and live stream details

AreaBroadcaster
USATennis Channel
AustraliabeIN
UK and IrelandAmazon Prime
The Middle East and North AfricabeIN Sports
Central AmericaESPN
Caribbean IslandsSportsmax
South America and OceaniaESPN International
CanadaTSN and DAZN
Sub-Saharan AfricaSuperSport

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