In the opening round at the Volvo Car Open at Charleston, Canadian Leylah Fernandez, World No. 72 will be up against Chinese Shuai Zhang who is the World No. 41 and also the 16th seed at the tournament.
- Tournament: WTA Charleston 2021
- Match: Leylah Fernandez vs Shuai Zhang
- Round: First Round
- Date: 6th April, 2021
- Prize Money: $3330
- Venue: Charleston, USA
- Surface: Clay Court
Leylah Fernandez vs Shuai Zhang : Preview
18-year old teenager Leylah Fernandez has made a very unpredictable start to the 2021 season. She had failed to qualify for the quarter-finals in any of the tournament she had played until the 2021 Abierto GNP Seguros at Mexico where she won the title. However, at the Miami Open 2021 she lost in the qualifying rounds making her a very unpredictable player.
The Volvo Car Open will be just the third appearance for Shuai Zhang this year, having previously featured at the 2021 Miami Open and 2021 Australian Open losing in her first round matches at both the tournament, and will be looking to add some WTA points.
Leylah Fernandez vs Shuai Zhang : Head to Head
This will be the first meeting between Leylah and Shuai, hence the head to head stands at 0-0.
Leylah Fernandez vs Shuai Zhang : Prediction
Shuai Zhang has played only 2 competitive games and is lacking match fitness. Leylah has played several tournaments and is match ready as compared to Zhang. Leylah has a better record on the clay 30-18 whereas Zhang has had little luck having a lifetime record of 74-72 on the Clay.
Prediction: Leylah Fernandez to win in straight sets.