Leylah Fernandez vs Aryna Sabalenka Tennis Betting Tip Sabalenka 2-1 – 9th September 2021

Sabalenka's power game can stop Fernandez in the US Open Semi Final

Leylah Fernandez / Canada ©IMAGO / Xinhua 07.09.2021

Canada Leylah Fernandez vs Aryna SabalenkaBelarus
9th September from 1300hrs
Tennis – USA – US Open 2021
Pick Sabalenka 2-1
Bookmaker Unibet
Odds: 3/1* (odds taken 17:48 GMT on September 8th 2021)

This is not quite the semi-final lineup that we would have expected to be looking at for US Open tennis betting.

Canadian youngster Leylah Fernandez came up with a huge Quarter Final upset to book her first Grand Slam semi final berth.

Can she keep this highly impressive run going as she meets Second Seed Aryana Sabalenka for a place in the showcase match at Flushing Meadows?

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Leylah Fernandez Preview – Can Fernandez do it again?

Arguably if there hadn’t been such a big spotlight on the efforts of Britain’s Emma Raducanu at the US Open, Leylah Fernadez would rightly be centre stage.

The 19-year-old has had a stunning US Open campaign, in what is just her second appearance in the main draw of the Slam.

It has been more impressive Raducanu’s actually, due to the quality of opposition that Fernandez has sent packing.

The young Canadian has beaten a Top 16 seed in each of the last three rounds.

That run started with a victory over 3rd seed and reigning champion Naomi Osaka.

She then followed it up with former Grand Slam winner Angelique Kerber, before handling superb pressure in the Quarter Finals.

Fernandez met 5th seed Elina Svitolina in the Quarter Finals, an opponent who was bang in form.

But it was Fernandez who prevailed, impressively holding her nerve in a final set tiebreaker.

In the match outright for US Open tennis betting, the win for Fernandez on Thursday is a quote of 3/1* (odds taken 17:48 GMT on September 8th 2021 at Unibet).

Our betting prediction:
Over 20.5 Games

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* (odds taken 17:48 GMT on September 8th 2021 at Unibet)


She is a star in her own right is Leylah Fernandez, who had a slow start to the 2021 calendar year.

In none of her first four tournaments of the year did she manage to win back to back to back matches.

But then, she snapped that in style, picking up her first WTA title with a victory in March at the Monterrey Open.

The fact that she has pulled through against seeded players, by winning a deciding set in each, has been so impressive.

It’s a huge nod to her energy levels and ability to handle pressure.

It may be worth expecting this match to go long as well, so Over 20.5 Games is at 5/6* (odds taken 17:48 GMT on September 8th 2021 at Unibet).


Aryna Sabalenka Preview – Can Sabalenka deliver?

US Open 2nd Seed Aryna Sabalenka will be next in line to take on Fernandez at Flushing Meadows.

Sabalenka always looked like being a major threat heading into the US Open 2021.

This will be her first meeting with Leylah Fernandez.

In the match outright for US Open tennis betting, Sabalenka is the 1/4 odds-on favourite* (odds taken 17:48 GMT on September 8th 2021 at Unibet).

Can she get the job done against the young Canadian?

Sabalenka has been imperious throughout this run at the US Open.

She faced 8th seed Barbora Krejcikova, who has been one of the outstanding players of 2021 herself.

But Sabalenka smashed apart Krejcikova’s challenge, rapidly winning 6-1, 6-4.

The Belarusian has not dropped more than six games in any of her last four matches at the tournament.

She did drop the second set of her First Round match on a tie break but then wrapped up the final set in that match 6-0.

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Aryna Sabalenka is therefore making a serious run at the title here but has to be wary of Fernandez.

The young Canadian has achieved so much in this run.

On this North American swing, Sabalenka reached the semi-finals at WTA Montreal, before a first round exit at the Western & Southern Open.

Earlier this summer, Sabalenka reached the semi finals of Wimbledon, her best finish at a Slam.

Can she go a step further?

Her previous best US Open finish was a Fourth Round exit on her debut in 2018.


Leylah Fernandez vs Aryna Sabalenka Betting Advice

The pull towards Aryna Sabalenka is too strong to ignore for this semi final tennis betting fixture.

The Belarusian is one of the best around and is looking better and better with each match.

The Sabalenka 2-1 set betting option at 3/1 is a decent proposition* (odds taken 17:48 GMT on September 8th 2021 at Unibet).


Key Facts – Leylah Fernandez vs Aryna Sabalenka Betting Tip

  • Leylah Fernandez has beaten three Top 16 seeds at the US Open
  • Leylah Fernandez is in her first Grand Slam semi
  • Aryna Sabalenka has dropped one set only in this campaign


The run that Fernandez has put together has been nothing short of remarkable.

She is the youngest player since Serena Williams in 1999 to beat two top-five seeds at a Grand Slam.

We can see her taking a set. But that doesn’t stop us from going for the World Number 2 Sabalenka to get the match win.


The best betting odds for Leylah Fernandez vs Aryna Sabalenka

Leylah Fernandez to win: 3/1 at Bet365
Aryna Sabalenka to win: 1/4 at Bet365