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Leylah Fernandez vs Liudmila Samsonova – Second Round – Preview & Prediction | 2022 US Open

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THE FACTS

When is Leylah Fernandez vs Liudmila Samsonova on and what time does it start? Leylah Fernandez vs Liudmila Samsonova will take place on Wednesday 31st August, 2022 – not before 22:00 (UK)

Where is Leylah Fernandez vs Liudmila Samsonova taking place? Leylah Fernandez vs Liudmila Samsonova will take place at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center in New York, USA

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

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

What channel is Leylah Fernandez vs Liudmila Samsonova on in the UK? Leylah Fernandez vs Liudmila Samsonova will be televised live on the Amazon Prime Video app on Smart TVs

Where can I stream Leylah Fernandez vs Liudmila Samsonova in the UK? Amazon Prime subscribers can stream Leylah Fernandez vs Liudmila Samsonova live on Prime Video

THE PREDICTION

World number 14 Leylah Fernandez has drawn a seriously tough foe in world number 35 Liudmila Samsonova, who is probably the most dangerous unseeded player in the draw. 23-year-old Samsonova won back-to-back titles this month at the Citi Open and Cleveland Championships and she extended er winning streak to 11 matches with a comprehensive victory over Sara Bejlek on Monday. Last time the Russian won a title before a Grand Slam, the Berlin Open last summer, she reached the round of 16 at Wimbledon but Fernandez will be backed to the hilt in this clash after her incredible exploits here last season when she beat a series of former champions and top 10 players on her way to the final. The Canadian enjoyed her role as the underdog in victories against the likes of Naomi Osaka and Aryna Sabalenka last year and she will play that role once again here, with a straight-sets victory over Oceane Dodin on Monday suggesting her recently injured foot is improving.

Winning streaks are important in tennis but seemingly more so on the WTA. Back Samsonova to win this first encounter outright but at least a set would be the suitably cautious move against a great battler like Fernandez.

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