Fernandez vs Yastremska: who will start with a win at Tokyo?
At Summer Olympics, in one of the first matches Leylah Fernandez will play against Dayana Yastremska on July 24. Who will start the Tokyo tournament with a win? You can find out from our prediction.
18-year old Canada representative Leylah Fernandez will make her Olympics debut. She approached that important event with very weak results on the recent tournaments.
We still can remember that Leylah won a Monterrey title in March, but after that Canadian player failed to go past the second round on any tournament. Fernandez played her most recent match on Wimbledon, where she was beaten in the first round by Jelena Ostapenko (1:6, 2:6).
Dayana Yastremska had no match practice from November 2020 to July 2021. The reason is a doping scandal, which was resolved without any penalty for the Ukrainian player. She served no period of ineligibility, which is a very rare occasion in the modern sport.
In the beginning of July Dayana participated on a clay tournament in Hamburg. In the first competition after a long pause Yastremska recorded two victories - over Frech and Errani. Reaching of the semi-final in that tournament is a huge achievement for Yastremska, but she lacked consistency.
In two out of last three Yastremska's matches tiebreaks were played
In four out of last five Fernandez' matches no more than nine games were played in the second set
Bookmakers didn't choose a favourite of that Olympics matchup. Fernandez was not so successful recently. Yastremska had way too little match practice. We think that Ukrainian player will have more chances for a victory here. Dayana wants to prove everyone that she has nothing to do with banned substances. Plus her offensive style of play should be a problem for Fernandez.
Our prediction - Yastremska to win
Prediction: Yastremska to win
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After her comeback on tour, Yastremska played three matches. In two out of three she had to play tiebreaks, one match was going on for three sets. We are expecting another long match here.
Our second bet is on total over 21 games