Leylah Fernandez and Naomi Osaka face off at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center in New York in the Third Round of the US Open 2021 today, September 3, 2021. Here, check out the tennis match preview, information, storylines, 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 Naomi Osaka of Japan have never clashed before neither at the US Open nor at any of the WTA tournaments.
The match will be played at 7:00 PM (ET), at the USTA Billie Jean King NTC in New York. It promises to be an exciting clash as they meet for the first time ever. The winner of this matchup will then face the better side of the Sloane Stephens of the US vs Kerber/Kalinina duel in the last 16.
Leylah Fernandez vs Naomi Osaka Match Information
Date: Friday, September 3, 2021
Time: 7:00 PM (ET)
Location: USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center, New York
Leylah Fernandez vs Naomi Osaka Time by State in the US
ET: 7:00 PM
CT: 6:00 PM
MT: 5:00 PM
PT: 4:00 PM
Leylah Fernandez vs Naomi Osaka Storylines
In the First Round, Leylah Fernandez had to beat Ana Konjuh of Croatia (2-0), and she emerged victorious from the match against Kaia Kanepi of Estonia (2-0) to get to the US Open Women's Round of 32. The Canadian 18-year-old teen sensation can already boast of winning one WTA title in her career so far.
Meanwhile, Naomi Osaka managed to overcome Marie Bouzkova of the Czech Republic (2-0) in the opening round, as well as Olga Danilovic of Serbia (walkover) in the second round. Unlike her opponent, the 23-year-old US Open defending champion has won seven career titles.
How to watch or live stream Leylah Fernandez vs Naomi Osaka in the US
The WTA US Open Round of 32 duel between Leylah Fernandez and Naomi Osaka, to be played on Friday, at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center in New York, will be broadcasted on ESPN, Tennis Channel in the United States.
Leylah Fernandez vs Naomi Osaka Predictions and Odds
The odds are heavily in favor of Naomi Osaka. FanDuel see the 2020 US Open winner as the lone favorite to move an inch closer to repeating the success and thus, they have given her -650 odds. On the other side, Naomi Osaka has +475 odds to cause an upset and go through to the next phase.
* Odds via FanDuel