Leylah Fernandez and Alize Cornet face off at Court 2 in Indian Wells in the second round of the Indian Wells 2021 today, October 8, 2021. Here, check out this WTA BNP Paribas Open tennis match preview, information, storylines, H2H, predictions, odds, and how to watch the game in the US.
This will be their first overall meeting in this sports competition. Leylah Fernandez of Canada and Alize Cornet of France have never clashed before neither at the Indian Wells nor at any of the WTA tournaments.
The match will be played at 11:00 PM (ET), at Court 2 at the Indian Wells Tennis Garden in Indian Wells, California. It promises to be an exciting clash as they meet for the first time ever.
Leylah Fernandez vs Alize Cornet: Match Information
Date: Friday, October 8, 2021
Time: 11:00 PM (ET)
Location: Court 2, Indian Wells
Leylah Fernandez vs Alize Cornet: Time by State in the US
ET: 11:00 PM
CT: 10:00 PM
MT: 9:00 PM
PT: 8:00 PM
Leylah Fernandez vs Alize Cornet: Storylines
Leylah Fernandez, who is yet to win a WTA title in her career, had a bye in the first round of the 2021 Indian Wells. Prior to this tournament, she played in the US Open 2021, finishing as a runner-up to Emma Raducanu of the UK. Both faced in the grand final on September 11. but the British tennis player was the more successful one, triumphing 2-0.
Meanwhile, Alize Cornet set up a meeting with the WTA 28-ranked player after overcoming Elena-Gabriela Ruse of Romania (2-0) in the opening round of this year's BNP Paribas Open. Unlike her opponent, the 31-year-old French tennis player has won three career titles.
How to watch or live stream Leylah Fernandez vs Alize Cornet in the US
The 2021 WTA Indian Wells second-round duel between Leylah Fernandez and Alize Cornet, to be played today, at Court 2 in Indian Wells, will be broadcasted on ESPN in the United States.
Leylah Fernandez vs Alize Cornet: Predictions and Odds
The odds are heavily in favor of Leylah Fernandez. FanDuel see her lone favorite to move to the third round thus, they have given her -225 odds. On the other hand, Alize Cornet has +184 odds to cause an upset and go through to the next stage of the tournament.
* Odds via FanDuel