|Game||Elina Svitolina vs Leylah Annie Fernandez|
|Date & Time||Friday March 6, 2020, 10:00 PM (EST)|
Club Sonoma Mexico
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Canadian tennis player Leylah Annie Fernandez has made it into the quarterfinals of the 2020 WTA Monterrey Open in Mexico. At this stage of the tournament, Leylah Annie Fernandez will play against Elina Svitolina from Ukraine.
Leylah Annie Fernandez enters this match following a huge victory where she defeated Sloane Stephens in 3 sets. Fernandez lost the opening set but she fought back extremely strongly to win the final 2 sets and the match. The receiving was very strong from Leylah Annie Fernandez as she won close to 40% of her receiving points which allowed her to break her opponent’s serve on 4 occasions. While Sloane Stephens is not the player she was a few seasons back, the win will still give Leylah Annie Fernandez huge amounts of confidence moving forward. That being said, this is expected to be a tough match since Leylah Annie Fernandez is playing against the number 1 seed.
On the other side of the coin, Elina Svitolina enters this match having won her previous outing in straight sets. It was a comfortable win for Svitolina as she won 80% of her service games and 4 return games. It has been a strong tournament for Elina Svitolina and she seems to have returned to her best form. Svitolina has looked comfortable during all of her matches and she will be confident in her ability to win the title at this event.
This will be the first time that Elina Svitolina and Leylah Annie Fernandez will be playing each other at a WTA event.
Despite her win over Sloane Stephens, I see Leylah Annie Fernandez losing this match. Elina Svitolina is an elite player and she is playing at a level above the rest of the field at this tournament. There is a big gap in skill between the two players so I am going to pick Elina Svitolina to win this match in straight sets.