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LEYLAH FERNANDEZ vs ELISE MERTENS – PICK
It is fair to suggest that both of these players have had disappointing seasons. In fact, Leylah Annie Fernandez has seen her (2022) career-high rank of 13 slip to a lowly 74. In comparison, Elise Mertens reached her career-high rank of 12 in 2019, and she’s dipped to rank 29!
With Mexican roots, Fernandez is sure to be well-supported in Guadalajara. Moreover, her win record in Mexico is higher than it is in any other part of the world. For the record, the 21-year-old is twice a winner in Monterrey, and she also made a final in Acapulco.
However, those tournaments were all at the 250 level, whereas her only visit here ended in the first round. At this time last year, Fernandez was dumped out of the tournament after a prolonged 3-set encounter with Belinda Bencic.
While Fernandez was a former finalist at the US Open, that day in 2021 is starting to look like a distant memory. Indeed, the furthest the Canadian player made it this year was the QF of lower-graded (250) tournaments in Auckland and Cleveland!
ANNOYING & SLOW FERNANDEZ
Also, the painfully slow-playing Fernandez lost three of her last four matches. While two of those were against Alexandrova and Haddad Maia, Cleveland ended at the racket of Tatjana Maria.
As for beating first-round opponent Asia Muhammad, that player’s rank is a lowly 349. Suffice to say, the win proves nothing other than she was given an easy first-round opponent!
Meanwhile, in 2021, Mertens won the only meeting between these two players. That match at the Australian Open ended in an easy 6/3 6/1 in favor of the Belgium player.
The best way we can describe Mertens’s season is messy, although she put up credible displays in similar tournaments to this. For those wanting to know, Mertens reached the SF of Monterrey, and the 4th rounds of Miami, Madrid, and Paris!
Despite a less-than-exciting 25/19 (YTD), Elise has beaten a number of top players. For example, Collins (US Open), Keys (Cincinnati), Pegula (Paris), and Kasatkina (Miami) spring to mind!!
Decision time – Of course, we are taking Elise Mertens. She’s got a bigger game than her opponent, and all she needs to do is repeat her last-round win over Wickmayer.
BET: ELISE MERTENS