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All eyes will be on the Indian Wells Open’s Stadium 4 as two youngsters draw swords on Saturday. Can Emma Navarro pull off a major upset today, or will Leylah Annie Fernandez advance to the third round of this tournament? Check out our WTA Indian Wells predictions here.
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Leylah Annie Fernandez to Win in Straight Sets
Although Emma Navarro is slightly older than Leylah Annie Fernandez, she hasn’t had as much success as her opponent on the WTA Tour. As a matter of fact, the American has mostly plied her trade on the ITF circuit. In contrast, despite being just 20 years old, Leylah Fernandez is a former top 15 player, and a grand slam finalist. It’s also important to point out that these players have faced off two times in the past, and Leylah Annie Fernandez won both skirmishes in straight sets. For that reason, we should expect a similar outcome here.
Under 20.5 Total Games
We’ve established that Leylah Annie Fernandez emerged victorious in straight sets the last two times these players met. It’s also fair to note that those matches were very one-sided. In fact, Emma Navarro won just five games in the first encounter between these players, and four games in their second clash. Bearing in mind that previous meetings between these players went under 17.5, we believe this match will go below 20 games.
Now that our predictions for this match have been sorted, let’s see how these players have fared recently.
Leylah Annie Fernandez
Leylah Fernandez is one of the seeded players in this tournament, and for that reason, this will be her first match. She hasn’t really had much success this year, as her best outing was a quarter-final berth at Auckland in January. The Canadian will set her sights on a third round spot, and she’ll fancy her chances against Emma Navarro.
Unlike her opponent, Emma Navarro featured in the opening round of this competition. She faced compatriot Catherine McNally in her previous match, knocking her out in three sets. This will be a tricky fixture for Navarro, as she takes on a player she has lost to in two previous encounters. Will the third time be the charm for the American?
Leylah Fernandez vs Emma Navarro Head to Head
This will be the third encounter between these players. Leylah Annie Fernandez leads the head-to-head, with two wins from two.
- 23/06/20 Fernandez won 2-0 (Credit One Bank Exhibition, Outdoor Hard)
- 08/06/19 Fernandez won 2-0 (French Open Juniors, Clay)
- When will this match start? This match is scheduled for Saturday, 11th March, not before 20:15 GMT.
- On which surface will this match be played? This match will be played on outdoor hard court.
- Who do the bookies favour ahead of this match? Leylah Annie Fernandez is the overwhelming favourite here.
- Where can I watch Indian Wells 2023 live in the UK? This match will be available on Amazon Prime for fans in the United Kingdom