Leylah Fernandez vs Belinda Bencic Prediction and Odds: Miami Open 2023

Leylah Fernandez and Belinda Bencic will butt heads for a place in the next round of the Miami Open. The duo will be rekindling their rivalry with an eye on the ATP Miami Open prize.

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Leylah Fernandez vs Belinda Bencic – Match Predictions

This is the fourth duel between Leylah Fernandez and Belinda Bencic, with two matches finishing in favour of each.

Belinda Bencic To Win

After suffering successive defeats at the hands of Leylah Fernandez, Belinda Bencic has set the record straight. The 9th-ranked star has won her last two dues against the Canadian and should have enough in the tank to get past her in her first Miami Open outing. Fernandez will not make it easy for the Swiss star and it will be a tough assignment that would conclude in three sets. Given their recent form and past record against each other, we are backing Bencic to progress.

2-1 to Belinda Bencic

Two of the last three meetings between Fernandez and Bencic have finished with three sets. Fernandez’s ousting from Indian Wells came in three sets as well. WTA 4th-ranked Caroline Garcia had to dig deep to get over Fernandez’s challenge. Bencic will have similar troubles against the Canadian but should have enough quality to secure passage to the next round.

Leylah Fernandez vs Belinda Bencic Preview

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

Leylah Fernandez

It has been a good year for Leylah Fernandez, who has started to realize her potential. The 20-year-old Canadian’s hard work is paying off as she is stringing together results. Since her disappointing second-round exit at the Australian Open, she has only tasted defeat four times, while piling on seven victories.

Belinda Bencic

The draw gods were harsh on Belinda Bencic as she faced of with eventual winner Aryna Sabalenka in the Australian Open. It did not stop Bencic, who bounced back at the first time of asking and added the WTA Abu Dhabi crown to her ranks. At Doha and Dubai, she impressed again. However, she had a tough time on the court in Indian Wells and will look to put it behind her in Miami.

Leylah Fernandez vs Belinda Bencic Head to Head

After playing three times in the 2022 campaign, Fernandez and Bencic lock horns again. Overall, this will be the fifth meeting between the two.

  • 11/11/22 Belinda Bencic won 2-1 (BJKC Cup, Hard)
  • 18/10/22 Belinda Bencic won 2-1 (WTA Guadalajara 2, Hard)
  • 27/05/22 Leylah Fernandez won 2-1 (French Open, Clay)
  • 08/02/20 Leylah Fernandez won 2-0 (BJKC Cup, Hard)

Leylah Fernandez vs Belinda Bencic Match Details

Miami Open 2023

  • When will this match start? This match starts not before 15:00 GMT on Thursday, 24th March.
  • On which surface will this match be played? This match will be played on an outdoor hard court.
  • Where can I watch Miami Open 2023 in the UK? This match will be available on Amazon Prime for fans in the United Kingdom

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