Ekaterina Alexandrova vs Leylah Fernandez prediction and odds: US Open 2023

Ekaterina Alexandrova vs Leylah Fernandez prediction and odds: US Open 2023

Round one of the women’s singles at the 2023 US Open has officially arrived. And for the top tennis predictions today ahead of the Alexandrova vs Fernandez match, simply read through the information below.

Our favourite Ekaterina Alexandrova vs Leylah Fernandez predictions

In this first-round contest, the 22nd seed, Alexandrova, will be looking to take out her lower-ranked opponent, Fernandez, and reach the second round. But will this one play out according to the seeding? Let me reveal the way that I feel this one might swing, along with two associated betting markets for you to cover.

Fernandez to win @ 5/6 (1.83)

Leylah Fernandez has been playing great tennis during the hard court swing in North America. She played well at the Canadian Open, winning some big matches in front of her home crowd. And let’s not forget – she has made the finals of the US Open before. So for me, this gives her a slight edge coming into this match.

Over 21.5 games @ 3/4 (1.75)

While I think that Fernandez has the edge, I don’t believe that Alexandrova will make it easy for the young Canadian – not for a moment. Therefore, if Fernandez is to win, I feel it will be a battle, and the match could easily extend beyond 21.5 games. For that reason, I feel this market is a good call following the previous tip of Fernandez to win.

The odds in this article were correct at the time of writing, and the odds are subject to change. We recommend checking with your bookmaker before placing a bet.

Fernandez to cause an early upset in US Open 2023

Checking out WTA US Open 2023 predictions is one thing, but learning a bit about each player is another. On that note, let me cover a preview for both right now.

Ekaterina Alexandrova preview

At the time of writing, Ekaterina Alexandrova is ranked 20 in the world. This is much higher than Leylah Fernandez. However, she hasn’t really played since Wimbledon 2023, so she won’t come out of the gates quickly due to the lack of matchplay alone. 

Leylah Fernandez preview

Fernandez is ranked much lower than Alexandrova at 67 in the WTA rankings. But this 20-year-old has previously reached the US Open finals, so she obviously has great memories in New York. This also shows that she likes the conditions in New York at this time of the year, not to mention her promising results in recent events. 

Alexandrova vs Fernandez head to head

The head-to-head between Fernandez and Alexandrova stands at 1-1 right now. These matches were both played back in 2022, with Fernandez winning their first meeting while Alexandrova won their second meeting. Both of these matches were won in straight sets, yet the most recent encounter involved 22 games, which bodes well for one of the predictions for this match as shared above. 

Key match details

Ekaterina Alexandrova US Open

  • Match Schedule – August 29th, 16:15 GMT
  • Venue – New York, USA
  • Viewing Options – Amazon Prime

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