Anna Kalinskaya vs Elena Rybakina Prediction and Odds: Italian Open 2023

The third round of the Italian Open sees Anna Kalinskaya take on Elena Rybakina in what promises to be a thrilling encounter. With both players capable of producing some breathtaking tennis, fans can expect an entertaining match. Read our WTA Italian Open predictions in this article.

The odds in this article were correct at the time of writing, and the odds are subject to change. We recommend checking with the bookmaker before placing the bet.

Anna Kalinskaya vs Elena Rybakina – Match Predictions

Anna Kalinskaya to Win

This is a far cry from her early season outings where she only managed back-to-back wins once in the first three months. With a third round in Madrid over Victoria Azarenka to give her confidence, we expect her to give Rybakina a tough time. On the other hand, the Kazakh has struggled to give her best on the red surface. Anna is showing excellent form and her game looks well-suited to take on Elena in their upcoming match. Rybakina is a formidable opponent but Kalinskaya’s recent performances suggest that she has the edge. She also won their last duel and should secure a victory.

Over 20.5 Games

If recent form is anything to go by, fans should prepare themselves for a marathon match between Kalinskaya and Rybakina in the Italian Open. Kalinskaya has been involved in some closely contested matches lately, and her defeat of Rybakina in their previous encounter saw three sets played. Meanwhile, Rybakina’s last match against Jasmine Paolini saw 20 games played, indicating that we can expect a similarly lengthy match between these two players. With four of Kalinskaya’s last five matches involved in extended affairs, the likelihood of a long match in this duel is high.

Anna Kalinskaya vs Elena Rybakina Preview

Our predictions for this match have now been established, let’s see how these players have fared so far in this tournament.

Anna Kalinskaya

Anna Kalinskaya has been in top form on the clay courts this season, which is evident in her impressive debut at the Italian Open. She started off with a comfortable straight-set win over Dayana Yastremska, followed by a hard-fought victory over 25th seed Elise Mertens. Despite being broken eight times in the tournament so far, five of which came against Mertens in the 6-4, 4-6, 6-3  win.

Elena Rybakina

After defeating Jasmine Paolini in straight sets, Elena Rybakina was visibly relieved. She will be confident about her performance as she evaded another early ousting on the red surface. This is her third time playing in Rome, having previously made it to the last-16 stage in 2020 and 2022. Given the rigorous demands of playing on clay her physical fitness will be interesting given the fact she had to retire in the second round of the Stuttgart Open due to a lower back injury.

Anna Kalinskaya vs Elena Rybakina Head to Head

This is the third meeting between Anna Kalinskaya and Elena Rybakina on the WTA tour, with both stars enjoying one win apiece.

  • 28/04/23 Anna Kalinskaya won 2-1 (Madrid, Clay)
  • 24/03/23 Elena Rybakina won 2-1 (Miami, Hard)

Anna Kalinskaya vs Elena Rybakina Match Details

Italian Open



  • When will this match start? This match starts not before 11:00 GMT on 14 May.
  • Who are the top seeds of the Italian Open? Novak Djokovic and Iga Swiatek are the top seeds in men’s and women’s singles events.
  • Where can I watch Italian Open 2023 in the UK? This match will be available on Amazon Prime for fans in the United Kingdom

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