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World number 9, Maria Sakkari, had terrible results in the last months, her performance on grass and clay was not the best. Leylah Fernandez had an even worse performance, and a bad result at the Citi Open could leave her out of the top 100.
These odds from Ladbrokes were correct at the time of writing.
Maria Sakkari vs Leylah Fernandez – Match Predictions
Take a look at the top Citi Open 2023 betting tips and also tennis predictions today.
Sakkari to Win
Despite her poor results on clay and grass courts, I expect the Greek tennis player to be at her best on hardcourt. Sakkari easily defeated Leylah the last time they met.
Things have altered for the Canadian player, who had to compete in two rounds of qualification and the first round. Maria, on the other hand, was seeded and will begin in the second round. Despite their rankings, I think Sakkari will once again overwhelm her opponent and win this match.
Over 21.5 Total Games
The last time the two players met there were only 16 games. On that occasion, Fernandez was only 18 years old.
Leylah Fernandez has improved since then, so I expect to see more difficulty for Maria. Sakkari has had trouble winning quickly, usually one of the two sets stretches to 12 or 13 games. Based on this data I expect to see more than 21.5 games.
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The Greek player has not had her best year, but at least it has helped her to stay in the top 10 of the best players in the world. Although Sakkari reached six semifinals, including two Masters 1000, in none of them she reached the final.
Her best performance was at the beginning of the year in hardcourt. The previous message was that he only participated in Wimbledon, and was disappointed after being knocked out in the first round. His current record is 24 wins and 14 losses.
The Canadian tennis player had great momentum in the previous three years but has regressed in this one. After becoming No. 13 in the WTA rankings in August 2022, Fernandez has quickly fallen to 88th.
The 20-year-old failed to defend many points in the first half of the year. Like her next opponent, she has not played a single final this season, in fact only three times she got past the second round of a tournament.
Sakkari vs Fernandez Head to Head
Maria Sakkari and Leylah Fernandez met for the first time two years ago. Both players clashed in the second round of the Australian Open in Melbourne. The Greek player had little trouble imposing her style and dictating the contest from beginning to end. In just over an hour, four break points were enough to win.
05/02/21 Sakkari beat Fernandez 6-2 6-2
Maria Sakkari vs Leylah Fernandez Match Details
- This game will be placed at Central Court.
- The match is scheduled for Tuesday, August 3rd at 23:00.
- Most bookmakers set Leylah Fernandez as the main option to win.
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