Leylah Fernandez vs Anna Blinkova Prediction and Odds: Bad Homburg Open 2023

An intriguing clash awaits as Leylah Fernandez takes on Anna Blinkova in the second round of the Eastbourne International. Fernandez defeated Lena Papadakis while Blinkova made little work of Sabine Lisicki in the first round. Get the latest tennis betting tips and predictions here.

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Leylah Fernandez vs Anna Blinkova – Match Predictions

Leylah Fernandezto Win

Blinkova is the ninth seed at Bod Homburg but bookmakers do not favour her in this battle. It is with good reason as the Russian ace has struggled on grass and has lost five of her last eight matches on the surface. On the other hand, while Fernandez has shied away from the green surface but her recent victories have been dominant. She only dropped one game against Papadakis and is favoured to make the most of Blinkova’s struggles in this meeting.

2-1 to Leylah Fernandez

Four of Blinkova’s last five matches have been three-set affairs. Two of these meetings have gone in her favour while two against her. She is coming up against a ruthless Fernandez in this duel and is the underdog against the 96-ranked rival. The Canadian ace is prone to losing focus and Blinkova will force the issue when presented with the opportunity. It will be a long drawn battle but one in which Fernandez should manage to get over the line despite spending extended time on the court.

Leylah Fernandez vs Anna Blinkova Preview

Our predictions for this match have now been established, let’s see how these players have fared so far in the Bad Homburg Open.

Leylah Fernandez

After her second-round defeat in the French Open, Fernandez took time off from the tourn. After missing the grass court swing in its entirety last season, the Canadian is gunning for it in the current campaign. She began the grass-court swing with a straight sets victory over Lena Papadakis, only dropping one game to secure passage to the second round.

Anna Blinkova

The ninth-seed at Bad Homburg Open finally got wins under her belt after suffering three successive defeats on the grass court last season. In Berlin, she ended her drought with a 2-1 win over Laura Siegmund. The victory showed she was struggling to make the transition, which was evident in her 2-1 defeat to Elina Avanesyan. Against Sabine Lisicki, her flaws were on show again as she fought to claim a three-set victory over the former world number 12.

Leylah Fernandez vs Anna Blinkova Head to Head

The only time Fernandez and Blinkova came up against each other was back in August 2022 in the Cincinnati Masters. The Canadian triumphed 6-1 and 6-4 to progress at the Russian ace’s expense.

Leylah Fernandez vs Anna Blinkova Match Details

Bad Homburg Open
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  • What is the prize money for Bad Homburg Open in 2023? The total prize money for the 2023 edition stands at $259,303.
  • Who is the top seed of the Bad Homburg Open? Iga Swiatek is the top seed at Bad Homburg Open.
  • Where is the match being played? The venue for this fixture is Bad Homburg Tennis Club.

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