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In a highly anticipated first-round clash at the French Open 2023, Marta Kostyuk faces the formidable challenge of taking on the second-ranked player in the world, Aryna Sabalenka. All eyes will be on Sabalenka, who has the opportunity to ascend to the coveted world No. 1 spot.
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Marta Kostyuk vs Aryna Sabalenka – Match Predictions
2-0 to Aryna Sabalenka
In this anticipated duel, Aryna Sabalenka is poised to continue her exceptional form and secure a convincing victory over Marta Kostyuk. With a stellar season under her belt, including the Australian Open title and a clay-court triumph in Madrid, Sabalenka arrives in Paris in top-notch shape. On the other hand, Kostyuk has struggled for consistency recently, winning only two matches in her last four tournaments and suffering early exits at Madrid and Rome. Given Sabalenka’s remarkable run and Kostyuk’s inconsistency, it’s highly likely that the Belarusian will emerge victorious with a comprehensive 2-0 win in this encounter.
Under 19.5 Games
Sabalenka enters the match in exceptional form, with an impressive season win-loss record of 29-5. Her outstanding performances on the court make her one of the favourites at Roland Garros. In contrast, Kostyuk has struggled with inconsistency, winning only two matches in her last four tournaments and has been inactive on the clay court swing of the WTA tour. Paulo Badosa needed only 18 games to defeat, one more than what Sabalenka required in their Dubai duel last year. For those seeking value for money, a smart bet would be to predict under 19.5 games in this match, while the more daring bettors might consider the riskier option of under 18.5 games.
Marta Kostyuk vs Aryna Sabalenka Preview
Our predictions for this match have now been established, let’s see how these players have fared so far in the French Open.
Kostyuk had a promising start to the season, claiming her maiden career title in Austin and reaching the quarterfinals in Adelaide and Hua Hin. While her past performances on Parisian clay have been less successful, she achieved her best Grand Slam result at the French Open in 2021, reaching the fourth round. Kostyuk has shown resilience by advancing past the first round in her last three majors, including a run to the last-32 in Melbourne earlier this year.
Sabalenka has been in sensational form this season, boasting an impressive win-loss record of 29-5. She has already clinched her maiden Grand Slam title in Melbourne and secured a second clay-court title in Madrid, highlighting her versatility on different surfaces. Despite a recent opening-round defeat at the Italian Open, Sabalenka’s overall consistency and strong performances in other majors make her a formidable contender.
Marta Kostyuk vs Aryna Sabalenka Head to Head
This is the second meeting between Marta Kostyuk and Aryna Sabalenka on the WTA tour, the Belarusian winning their duel in Dubai last year.
Marta Kostyuk vs Aryna Sabalenka Match Details
- When will this match start? This match starts not before 10:00 GMT on 28 May.
- What is the prize money for Roland Garros in 2023? The total prize money for the 2023 edition stands at €43.9 million. The Men’s and Women’s Singles winners will take home €2.3 million apiece.
- Who are the top seeds of the French Open? Carlos Alcaraz and Iga Swiatek are the top seeds in men’s and women’s singles events.
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