French Open 2024: Ons Jabeur vs Leylah Fernandez preview, head-to-head, odds, prediction and pick | Roland Garros

Ons Jabeur vs Leylah Fernandez, 2024 French Open R3 (Picture: Getty)
Ons Jabeur vs Leylah Fernandez, 2024 French Open R3 (Picture: Getty)

Match Details

Fixture: (9) Ons Jabeur vs (34) Leylah Fernandez

Date: Friday, May 31

Tournament: French Open 2024

Round: Third Round (Round of 32)

Venue: Stade Roland Garros, Paris, France

Category: Grand Slam

Surface: Clay (Outdoor)

Prize Money: £53,478,000

Live Telecast: USA - NBC, Peacock, Tennis Channel & Bally Sports | UK - Eurosport & Discovery+ | Canada - TSN & RDS | India - Sony Network

Ons Jabeur vs Leylah Fernandez: Preview

Ons Jabeur at the 2024 French Open
Ons Jabeur at the 2024 French Open

Eighth seed Ons Jabeur will lock horns with thirty-first seed Leylah Fernandez in a tantalizing third-round encounter at the 2024 French Open on Friday, May 31.

Jabeur kicked off her campaign with a 6-3, 6-2 victory over Sachia Vickery of America. She won an impressive 83% of her points behind her first serve and converted 4 breakpoint opportunities en route to the win.

Up against Camila Osorio in the second round, she jumped to the early lead by breaking serve in the second game. Osorio evened the score quickly, but another break from Jabeur in the eighth game proved decisive. Osorio fought back in set two, breaking Jabeur's serve twice to claim the set. Jabeur started the third set strong, breaking Osario's serve in her first service game with a string of blistering forehands. That break proved to be enough, as she sealed a 6-3, 1-6, 6-3 win.

Fernandez, meanwhile, kicked off her campaign with an emphatic win over the local Jessika Ponchet. She dropped just two games en route to a 6-2, 6-0 win.

Up against Xiyu Wang in the following round, Fernandez got off to the perfect start, breaking serve in the first game. Wang broke back in the fifth game, but another break for Fernandez proved decisive as she served out the set. Both players started strongly in the second set, but it was once again Fernandez who broke first. She went on to seal a 6-3, 6-4 victory and a berth in the third round.

Ons Jabeur vs Leylah Fernandez head-to-head

Ons Jabeur leads Leylah Fernandez 3-0 in their head-to-head battle. They played at the Madrid Open earlier this year, which Jabeur won in three tight sets, 7-5, 2-6, 6-4.

Ons Jabeur vs Leylah Fernandez odds

PlayerMoneylineHandicap BetsTotal Games
Ons Jabeur-150-1.5 (+150)Over 21.5 (-120)
Leylah Fernandez+115+1.5 (-210) Under 21.5 (-115)

Ons Jabeur vs Leylah Fernandez prediction

Leylah Fernandez at the 2024 French Open
Leylah Fernandez at the 2024 French Open

Ons Jabeur and Leylah Fernandez's third-round encounter promises to be an exciting one for the fans. Both players head into it on the back of some good form and will be keen to make it to the business end of the event.

Jabeur was scintillating in her opener but saw spells of inconsistency during her second-round encounter. She did, however, display great mental resolve to win the decider comfortably.

Fernandez, on the other hand, has been terrific across both of her matches. She's been great on serve and equally effective on return, breaking serve at ease.

The pair's encounter earlier this year was a tight one. The pair battled it out from the back of the court for over two hours, with Jabeur coming out on top. Fernandez will have to be on the offensive a lot more if she is to beat the Tunisian. Coming to the net and taking the ball early might be a key factor in the encounter between these two baseline grinders.

Pick: Ons Jabeur in three sets.

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