October 10, 2021 7:04 PM
Adam Evans

2021 Indian Wells Masters Third Round – Leylah Fernandez vs Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova Preview & Prediction

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THE FACTS

When is Leylah Fernandez vs Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova on and what time does it start? Leylah Fernandez vs Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova will take place on Monday 11th October, 2021 – not before 04:00 (UK)

Where is Leylah Fernandez vs Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova taking place? Leylah Fernandez vs Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova will take place at the Indian Wells Tennis Garden in California, USA

What surface is Leylah Fernandez vs Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova being played on? Leylah Fernandez vs Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova will take place on an outdoor hard court

Where can I get tickets for Leylah Fernandez vs Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova? Visit this link for the latest ticket information for Leylah Fernandez vs Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova

What channel is Leylah Fernandez vs Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova on? Leylah Fernandez vs Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova will be televised on the Amazon Prime Video app on smart TVs

Where can I stream Leylah Fernandez vs Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova? Amazon Prime subscribers can stream Leylah Fernandez vs Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova live via their platform

THE LOWDOWN

Leylah Fernandez is up to her career-high 28th in the WTA world rankings after a stunning run to the US Open final last month and the 19-year-old has started Indian Wells in much the same mood. The Canadian conceded just five games to Alize Cornet in a comfortable first match at Indian Wells and will have taken note of Emma Raducanu’s loss in the same round, with a point to prove here. Fernandez is playing, and fabulously well, in the Women’s Doubles alongside 17-year-old Coco Gauff for a blockbuster pairing and their performances will only help her in the singles.

30-year-old Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova is set to break her own career-high WTA ranking no matter the outcome here with a live place at 10th following a comprehensive win over Madison Keys. The Russian has 12 WTA titles to her name so far and she reached a first Grand Slam final this season in defeat to Barbora Krejcikova at Roland-Garros.

THE PREDICTION

The Indian Wells crowd received Leylah Fernandez like one of their own on Friday night and another night match on Court 1 is sure to be a fantastic spectacle. The 19-year-old won her first WTA final earlier this season at the Monterrey Open but her run at the US Open would be the crowning achievement of most players on tour. Taking out two multiple Grand Slam champions in Naomi Osaka and Angelique Kerber and then fifth seed Elina Svitolina and second seed Aryna Sabalenka is truly outstanding. If she has even half of that form left in her, and her performances so far suggest so, she can overcome a strong test in this first meeting from Pavlyuchenkova. Take the teenager to win outright with the full support of a partisan crowd.

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