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In a thrilling semifinal encounter at the Hong Kong Open, two determined players, Leylah Fernandez and Anna Blinkova, are set to battle for a coveted spot in the finals. Don’t miss out on the latest updates and expert betting advice.
- 1 Our favourite Leylah Fernandez vs Anna Blinkova – match predictions
- 2 Fernandez vs Blinkova: Clash of determined semifinalists at Hong Kong Open
- 3 Key match details
Fernandez easily got the better of Linda Fruhvirtova while Blinkova got past Sara Sorribes Tormo in a similar fashion. It promises to be an exciting battle with plenty at stake for both individuals.
2-0 to Leylah Fernandez @ 87/100 (1.87)
It is difficult to take credit away from Anna but she has not had to face the pedigree of players Leylah had to. While the Russian impressed in her outings, the Canadian proved her mettle with disciplined performances. She is not the same player that got routed by Blinkova in Bad Homburg, but the one that claimed a 2-0 win against the Russian in Cincinnati three years ago. Based on this, we are backing the Guadalajara Open semi-finalist to go one step further and reach the finals of the Hong Kong Open after a 2-0 win over Blinkova.
Under 20.5 Games @ 9/10 (1.90)
Fernandez seems poised to clinch a victory in straight sets in her upcoming semifinal clash with Blinkova at the Hong Kong Open. Her performance against Fruhvirtova, where she rallied to win in straight sets after facing a difficult first set, showcases her resilience and adaptability on the court. With this confidence and experience, Fernandez is well-positioned to secure a straight-sets win in the semifinals and advance to the finals of the Hong Kong Open.
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 Fernandez preview
After dropping out of the top 90 earlier in the season, Fernandez has made an impressive comeback, looking to replicate her success outside North America. She has shown remarkable resilience, battling through tough matches this week, including a comeback from a set down against rising star Mirra Andreeva. The Canadian’s path to the semifinals has been anything but easy, with hard-fought victories over Victoria Azarenka and Linda Fruhvirtova, ending her semifinal drought.
Blinkova seems to be on a mission in Hong Kong, staging a comeback from a 1-4 deficit in the first set against Sara Sorribes Tormo, displaying her determination. Despite a recent struggle for consistent wins, Blinkova has collected notable victories this week, defeating Yulia Putintseva and Priscilla Hon on her journey to the semifinals. As she aims to stay in the top 50, Blinkova’s performance in Hong Kong reflects her competitive spirit, highlighting her potential to secure a semifinal win.
Their head-to-head record stands at 1-1, with Blinkova avenging her loss in Cincinnati 2020 a few months ago with a convincing win on the grass courts of Bad Homburg.
Key match details
- When will this match start? This match starts at 07:00 GMT on 14th October.
- Who is the top seed of the Hong Kong Open? Viktoria Azarenka was the top seed at Hong Kong Open 2023.
- Where is the match being played? Victoria Park Tennis Stadium in Causeway Bay, Hong Kong will host the Hong Kong Open 2023.
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