Abierto Tampico 2022: Leylah Fernandez vs You Xiaodi – Preview, Predictions, Head to head and Stats


No.3 seed Leylah Fernandez will face the challenge of China’s You Xiaodi in the Round of 16 at the Abierto Tampico in Mexico

Canada’s Leylah Fernandez is coming into the match after a comfortable 7-6, 6-2 victory over Elizabeth Mandlik in the first round. The former US Open finalist has not been in the best of touches recently but is certainly one of the favourites in this tournament. Unfortunately, she has been eliminated from the doubles draw in the first round itself but that could well be a blessing in disguise. The young Canadian can now solely focus on her singles game and look to end the year on a good note.

Leylah Fernandez
Leylah Fernandez

You Xiaodi’s form coming into the match against Leylah Fernandez

26-year-old You Xiaodi is currently ranked World No.290 and will certainly face an uphill task against the third seed. The Chinese player is a regular on the ITF circuit but hasn’t made any significant marks on the WTA tour yet. You is coming into this match on the back of a convincing 7-6, 6-4 win over Germany’s Anna-Lena Friedsam.

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Earlier this month, You made it to the final of the ITF Thailand Open but eventually lost to compatriot Zhuoxuan Bai. Despite the loss, You can certainly draw confidence from her performances in the event and try to put up a strong fight against Fernandez.


DateThursday, 27th October
Court typeHard Court
WatchTennis TV
Start time05:30 am IST
LocationTampico, Mexico
Match detailsRound of 16

Head-to-head and Predictions

Fernandez and You haven’t played each other before on the ITF or WTA circuit. This will be their first encounter against each other and there will be a surprise factor for both players. On paper, the Canadian third seed is the outright favourite both in terms of rankings and current form. We are predicting a straight-set win for Leylah Fernandez.

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