Fernandez vs Alexandrova: prediction for the WTA Cincinnati match
Leylah Fernandez took a long pause in the current season. Canadian player missed the grass part of the season and only one week ago she returned on tour at Toronto tournament. Her return was not successful - World No. 13 player got eliminated by Haddad Maia in the second round (6:7, 1:6).
Fernandez will perform at Cincinnati for the first time in her career. One year ago, she managed to get past qualifying rounds, but suffered a defeat to Alison Riske in the first round of the main draw (2:6, 2:6).
Ekaterina Alexandrova hasn't been playing on tour for more than one month. After the grass part of the season Russian player decided not to rush a transition to hard. Cincinnati tournament will be the first one for her on that surface.
Ekaterina participated at Cincinnati three times in her career. Her results here weren't great though - she managed to get past the first round only once.
In three matches of Fernandez tiebreaks were played
This bet played in four of five latest matches of Alexandrova
At the start of the season Fernandez secured a victory over Alexandrova at Adelaide tournament on hard surface (6:3, 6:4). Today Russian player will play her first match on hard in a long time. Being without a match practice, Ekaterina is unlikely to beat Leylah today.
Our prediction - Fernandez to win the match
Fernandez was not looking great at Toronto tournament last week. She had to play tiebreaks in two of her matches and we are expecting the same result today. A bet on total over is probably a reasonable choice.
Our second bet is on total over 20 games