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Sparks will fly as Sloane Stephens and Aryna Sabalenka battle for a place in the quarter-final of the French Open. Can Stephens get her first win over Sabalenka today, or will it be business as usual for the Belarusian?
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Sloane Stephens vs Aryna Sabalenka – Match Predictions
- 1 Sloane Stephens vs Aryna Sabalenka – Match Predictions
- 2 Sloane Stephens vs Aryna Sabalenka Preview
- 3 Sloane Stephens vs Aryna Sabalenka Match Details
As these players go toe-to-toe with each other for the fourth time, these are our predictions and tips for this match
Aryna Sabalenka to Win in Three Sets
To be fair, Sloane Stephens has put up some fairly good results in recent weeks; she has six wins in her last seven singles matches, and has surrendered just one set en route to the French Open round of 16. However, the American player tends to fall short when she goes up against Aryna Sabalenka. It may interest you to know that Sloane Stephens is currently 0 for 3 against Sabalenka. However, she did win a set in all of those encounters.
It’s also important to point out that Aryna Sabalenka has been the most consistent player on the WTA Tour this year; she has nine wins in her last 10 singles matches, and is yet to surrender a set so far. Considering she tends to play well against Sloane Stephens, we are fairly confident that Sabalenka will emerge victorious at the end of this match. However, we believe she’ll win in three sets, like she has in all of her previous skirmishes with Sloane Stephens.
At Least 21 Total Games
We’ve already established that previous encounters between these players ended in maximum sets. Bearing that in mind, it’s no surprise that we’re backing the over option for this match. All of the previous clashes between Sloane Stephens and Aryna Sabalenka went comfortably over 20 games; as a matter of fact, this match could end in two sets, and still go comfortably above this line. That said, we believe that this match will go over the 20.5 games line.
Sloane Stephens vs Aryna Sabalenka Preview
Now that we’ve sorted out our Sloane Stephens vs Aryna Sabalenka predictions, let’s see how these two have fared in this tournament so far.
Sloane Stephens surrendered her first set of the tournament in a hard-fought three-sets victory over Yulia Putintseva in the third round; she has previously defeated Varvara Gracheva and Karolina Pliskova in straight sets. Compared to these players however, Aryna Sabalenka will be a relatively bigger fish to fry; it’ll be interesting to see if Sloane Stephens can improve her poor record against the Belarusian.
On the other hand, Aryna Sabalenka has been almost unstoppable in this competition so far; she defeated Marta Kostyuk, Iryna Shymanovich and Kamilla Rakhimova in straight sets, in the first three rounds. The Belarusian player is on a quest to win back-to-back grand slam titles, and she’ll look to keep her 100 percent record against Sloane Stephens intact.
Sloane Stephens vs Aryna Sabalenka Head to Head
This will be the fourth encounter between these players; they previously met three times in the last six years, and Sabalenka came out on top every time. Interestingly, previous clashes between these players have all ended in maximum sets; these players have never met on clay courts.
- 14/10/22 Sabalenka won 2-1 (San Diego Open, Outdoor Hard)
- 11/08/21 Sabalenka won 2-1 (Montreal Open, Outdoor Hard)
- 11/11/17 Sabalenka won 2-1 (Billie Jean King Cup, Indoor Hard)
Sloane Stephens vs Aryna Sabalenka Match Details
- When will this match start? The Stephens vs Sabalenka match is scheduled for Sunday 4th June.
- Who is the favourite to win this match? Aryna Sabalenka is favoured over her American opponent.
- Can I watch the French Open 2023 in the UK? Yes. This match will be available on Discovery+ for fans in the United Kingdom.
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