Elina Svitolina v Leylah Fernandez Live Streaming, Prediction & Preview for US Open 2021: Can Fernandez Keep the Fairy Tale Going?

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Fifth seed Elina Svitolina will meet Canadian teen Leylah Fernandez in the quarterfinal of the 2021 US Open on Tuesday, September 7. Get the live streaming options of this Elina Svitolina v Leylah Fernandez match along with its preview, head to head, and tips here.

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Elina Svitolina v Leylah Fernandez Head to Head

They met once, at the Monterrey Open last year, with Svitolina defeating the Canadian 6-4, 7-5.

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Svitolina Looking Unstoppable  

Svitolina looks unstoppable at the moment. The fifth seed stormed into the quarterfinals with a straight sets win over Simona Halep on Sunday and extended her winning streak to nine matches, which began with her title run in Chicago a week before the start of the U.S. Open.

Broken just once in the first three rounds, the Ukrainian was the first to drop serve in the first set against Halep to trail 1-2, but she responded with an immediate break to draw level. At 4-3, Svitolina would break again and then hold serve to close out the set.

The second set, too, saw both players trading breaks in the third and fourth games, but the World No. 5 got her nose in front after a long 12-point game at 3-3. She held serve next game to go up 5-3 and then broke again, converting the third match point in the game to seal the one-hour-and-16-minute contest 6-3, 6-3.

Svitolina hit eight fewer winners than Halep’s 24, but had just 14 unforced errors to the Romanian’s 22. The win marked the improved the Olympic bronze medallist to 6-4 against Halep, but it was her first against the former No. 1 at a Grand Slam, having lost to her twice before at the 2017 French Open quarterfinal and 2019 Wimbledon semifinal.

That semifinal is only one of the two major semifinals that Svitolina has featured in, the other being at the U.S. Open the same year, but the 16-time WTA winner is yet to make it to a final. Now she is two wins away from making her first final at a Grand Slam and looks in ominous touch. But standing between her and a third semifinal is a Canadian powerhouse who is enjoying a fairytale run in the tournament.

Fernandez Topples Another Powerhouse

A couple of days after causing one of the biggest upsets of the tournament, by knocking out the defending champion Naomi Osaka, Leylah Fernandez toppled another former No. 1 and 2016 champion Angelique Kerber.

The fourth-round win against the in-form German came a day before Fernandez’s 19th birthday and once again exhibited her ability to thrive under pressure. Just like her third-round win against Osaka, Fernandez had her back against the wall in the Round of 16.

She had dropped the first set and was a break down in the second, but the fearless Canadian fought on. She got the break back before edging out the German in the second set tiebreak. Once back level, there was no stopping the feisty teenager, who got two breaks in the decider on her way to a 4-6, 7-6 (7-5), 6-2 win.

In all Fernandez had 45 winners to Kerber’s 28, but had 12 more unforced errors than the German’s 22.

The year just keeps getting better for the World No. 73, who won her maiden WTA title at the Monterrey Open. She had also reached the quarterfinal of the tournament last year, but was knocked out by her Tuesday’s opponent in straight sets. Can she get her revenge and keep the Cinderella story going?

Svitolina v Fernandez Prediction and Tip

Although she has been making quick work of her opponents of late, Svitolina can be a stubborn opponent in long matches. She has a strong defense and can wear down opponents with long rallies.

The Ukrainian also has nerves of steel and the most recent example of that was on display at the bronze medal playoff in the Olympics. So beating Svitolina won’t be easy for Fernandez, despite the unbelievable wins she scripted in the previous two rounds. Expect the fifth seed to advance after a hard fought quarterfinal.

Tip: Svitolina to win in three sets: 3/1 (Click Here to Bet with bet365)

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