Ann Li vs Aryna Sabalenka prediction and odds: Cincinnati Open 2023

The Belarussian will have another opportunity to climb closer to the top of the WTA rankings. Aruna Sabalenka did not compete in the Cincinnati Open last year, so she has 1000 points available, but she will concentrate on her next match against Ann Lo to avoid an early defeat, like she did in Montreal.

These odds from Ladbrokes were correct at the time of writing.

Ann Li vs Aryna Sabalenka – match predictions

Keep reading to get the best Cincinnati Open betting tips and tennis prediction for today.

Over 18.5 total games

As in their first head-to-head, I think we will see a complete domination of Aryna Sabalenka. On that occasion there were only 16 games.

In their last match, Ann Li lost the first set 6-0. It’s likely that one of the sets will end in a similar fashion, so it wouldn’t be strange if there are less than 18.5 games in this match.

First set after 4 games: Sabalenka 3-1  

Despite turning the tide around in her recent encounter, Ann Li shown that she struggles to defend her serves. Aruba Sabalenka is a master in exposing her opponent’s flaws. As a result, I predict Belarus to be ahead 3-1 after the first four games.

Ann Li vs Aryna Sabalenka preview

Previous Cincinnati Open predictions are backed up by a detailed study and analysis of Ann Li vs Aryna Sabalenka

Ann Li 

The American player has spent more than half of her season in Challenger tournaments. In this category she achieved a final in Bonita Spring and a semi-final in Orlando.

In more important tournaments she had trouble even getting past the qualifying round. She only made it in Austin and Indian Wells, but in both she lost in the first round. So after beating Magda Linette in the previous round she improved her performance in a main tournament.

Aryna Sabalenka

The Belarusian tennis player continues with one of the best records of the season, 41 wins and 9 losses. It has been two years since she was first ranked number 2 in the world, since then she has not been able to dethrone Iga Swiatek.

Sabalenka has missed more than one chance to climb to the top spot. Now she will have one more chance before the US Open, where she could make an absolute breakthrough.

Li vs Sabalenka Head to Head

Only once we saw Aryna Sabalenka and Anna Li face each other, and that was in the third round of the 2021 Australian Open. The American player could do little to prevent break points from her opponent.

12/02/21 Sabalenka beat Li 6-3 6-1 (Australian Open, hardcourt)

Ann Li vs Aryna Sabalenka match details

Cincinnati Open
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  • Aryna Sabalenka is favourite to win according to most bookmakers.
  • The venue chosen for this match is Centre Court.
  • The match is set on Thursday, August 18th at 00:00.

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