Renata Zarazua v Leylah Annie Fernandez WTA Acapulco Live Streaming, Preview, H2H and Prediction: Canadian Teenager to End Mexican Hopes

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Renata Zarazua of Mexico will play Leylah Annie Fernandez of Canada in the semi-final of the 2020 WTA Mexican Open on Friday, February 28. The match is scheduled for 8 pm local time (2 am BST February 29) and you can find the Renata Zarazua v Leylah Annie Fernandez live streaming options along with its preview, head to head and tips here.

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Renata Zarazua v Leylah Annie Fernandez Head to Head

The pair have never played each other before. This will be the first meeting between the Mexican wildcard and the teenage Canadian qualifier.

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Zarazua’s Remarkable Run Continues

World ranked 270 Zarazua has had a remarkable run in Mexico.

The 22 year old wildcard had already achieved the best result of her career to date when she shocked the number one seed, Sloane Stephens, in the first round, beating the American in straight sets.

That earned her a meeting with the qualifier, Katie Volynets of America where, having dropped the first set, and inspired by the local crowd, she won the next two to make her maiden WTA quarter final.

She played the world number 74, Tamar Zidansk of Slovenia, on Thursday and, at first, all went according to plan for Zarazua, as she broke in the opening game of the match, and went on to wrap up the first set in just 30 minutes. The Slovenian though fought back, saved a break point, and then converted one of her own, which she then consolidated to level the match.

It was Zarazua who held her nerve in the third though, during which she did not concede a single break point, and forced a break of her own in the sixth game, closing out the match soon afterwards.

She is the first Mexican to make a WTA semi-final since Angelica Gavaldon in 1993.

Fernandez, Teenager who Beat Bencic in Switzerland

17 year old Fernandez is the reigning junior French Open champion, and has already been in three ITF finals, winning her first title in Gattinea, Canada, last July.

Despite her youth she is already making an impact in the senior game and, earlier this month, stunned Belinda Bencic in front of her home fans in Switzerland, beating the world number five in straight sets playing for Canada in the Fed Cup.

She came through two rounds of qualifying in Mexico to make the main draw of a WTA event for the fifth time, and has yet to drop a set in Acapulco. First she beat Nina Stojanovic the word number 82 from Serbia, and then knocked out the number 8 seed Nao Hibino of Japan, to make her maiden WTA quarter-final.

Then, in a battle of the teenagers, she overcame 18 year old Anastasia Potapova of Russia to set up the clash with Zarazua.

Renata Zarazua v Leylah Annie Fernandez Predictions & Tips

Although Zarazua has done extremely well to get this far, and will have the full support of the passionate Mexican crowd behind her, she is playing a teenager who is already showing signs of becoming a future star of the game. Fernandez will be favourite to make what will be the first of doubtless many finals to come.

Tip: Fernandez to win in straight sets: 8/11 (Click here to get these odds with Unibet)

You can watch & bet on Zarazua v Fernandez on Friday, February 28 here. Get the latest tennis predictions and tips here.

About Andy Dalziel 1214 Articles
Andy is English but a long time resident of Cyprus. When not writing about tennis and other sports, he is also a Chartered Accountant. In his spare moments, he spends more time than is healthy worrying about his beloved Arsenal.

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