Leylah Annie Fernandez vs Elise Mertens prediction and odds: Guadalajara Open 2023

Leylah Annie Fernandez
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A straight-set victory over Yanina Wickmayer allowed Elise Mertens to progress in Guadalajara Open. Triumphing over her compatriot allowed her to book a meeting with Leylah Fernandez, the mercurial Canadian who made little work of Asia Muhammad.

Don’t miss out on the latest updates and expert betting advice for the Guadalajara Open 2023.

Our favourite Leylah Annie Fernandez vs Elise Mertens – match predictions

Guadalajara Open has been blissful for both Leylah and Elise, who ended their losing streaks at Panamerican Tennis Center. As is fate, only one of them will progress to the next round, raising the stakes for their second meeting on the WTA tour.

Over 20.5 Games @ 4/5 (1.80)

While Fernandez made little work of Asia in her duel, Mertens was stretched by compatriot Wickmayer. The first set was decided by a tiebreaker as the 29-ranked star progressed at her countrywoman’s expense. Four of Merten’s last five matches have seen at least 21 games being played and we are expecting more of the same as she clashes with Fernandez in this second round.

Total 3 Sets @ 11/8 (2.38)

Three of Mertens’ last five matches have been three-setters. This number would have been higher had she lost the first set tiebreaker against Wickmayer in round one. On the other hand, two of Leylah’s last three matches have been three-set affairs. With both stars arriving in Guadalajara on the back of losing streaks, picking one over the other is difficult. However, one thing is for certain, it will not be a straight affair and we will see a deciding set in this meeting.

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.

Leylah and Elise gear up for thrilling second-round encounter

Our predictions for this match have now been established, let’s see how these players have fared so far this season for the latest tennis betting tips and predictions here.

Leylah Annie Fernandez preview

It has been another disappointing year for Leylah, who has given glimpses of her potential but not lived up to it. The Canadian’s best result came in the lower-ranked Madrid event while also impressed in quarter-final appearances in Auckland and Cleveland.  In all other outings, she has not gone past the third round, exemplifying her stop-gap performances.

Elise Mertens preview

The Belgian ace has struggled in 2023 with eight first-round exits to rue about. In WTA 1000 and Grand Slam affairs, she has passed the first round but has yet to progress past the fourth round. This is all she has to show for as Mertens only has one semi-final appearance to boast about. It came in Monterrey and Elise will hope that her luck continues in Mexico with a positive result in Guadalajara.

Leylah Annie Fernandez vs Elise Mertens head to head

Leylah Annie Fernandez and Elise Mertens have met only once, in the 2021 Australian Open. The Canadian starlet was on the wrong end of a 2-0 drubbing in the first round as Mertens continued on her run to the third round.

Key match details

Elise Mertens
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  • When will this match start? This match starts at 22:00 GMT on 19 September.
  • Who is the top seed of the Guadalajara Open? Ons Jabeur has the top billing at Guadalajara Open 2023.
  • Where is the match being played? Panamerican Tennis Center will host the Guadalajara Open 2023.

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