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Emma Navarro is coming off an impressive performance in San Diego, which launched her in the top 50 in the rankings for the first time in her career. Now, she stars her journey in Guadalajara against another young player – Leylah Fernandez. Get the latest tennis betting tips and predictions here.
Leylah Fernandez made a name for herself with the 2021 US Open final appearance but has failed to achieve anything similar ever since.
Leylah Fernandez @ 9/10 (1.90)
Emma Navarro has had a busy schedule lately, given her magnificent run in San Diego. This will be her ninth match in 11 days, which is something that is extremely difficult, especially if we add the traveling time to that. Fernandez has been very confident in the previous matches, winning in straight sets, and will use the circumstances to advance to the next round.
First set under 9.5 games @ 7/10 (1.70)
Fernandez played under 9.5 games in the opening sets of her previous three matches, just like Navarro. It is expected that Fernandez will be quite dominant in this match, so the first set would be a quick one.
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Who wins the clash of the youngsters?
Emma Navarro is coming off a successful week in San Diego and has a solid start in Guadalajara. In the round of 16, she will go against another young player, Leylah Fernandez. For all the predictions regarding the tournament, check out our Guadalajara Open predictions article.
Navarro is 49th in the rankings, which is the highest ranking in her career. The American is 52-21 for the season and 12-8 on hard surface.
She was confident in the first two rounds in Guadalajara, defeating Madison Keys 6-2, 7-6 and Maria Mateas 6-0, 6-4.
Last week in San Diego, she went all the way from the qualifiers to the semifinals, where she lost to Sofia Kenin. Her other significant results this season feature the titles at the ITF tournaments in Naples, Charleston and Charlottesville.
Fernandez is 74th in the WTA rankings and her career high was No. 13. The 21-year-old is 28-21 for the season and 19-13 on hard surface.
In the previous two rounds in Guadalajara, Fernandez defeated Asia Muhammad 6-1, 6-3 and Elise Mertens 6-3, 6-4.
Last week in San Diego, Fernandez lost in the opening round to Beatriz Haddad Maia in three sets.
Her best result this season is the semifinal at the ITF in Madrid.
Fernandez leads the head to head 2-1 against Navarro. She won the first two matches – 6-4, 6-0 at the Credit Bank One Invitational in 2020, and the next one in the second round of the Indian Wells this year, 6-2, 6-4. Navarro won their last match in the qualifying round of the Cincinnati Open by 6-4, 2-6, 6-4.
Key match details
- Venue: Center Court
- Date & time: Wednesday, 20th of September, 23:30
- Where to watch in UK: Amazon Prime
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