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Our favourite Anna Kalinskaya vs Sloane Stephens – match predictions
- 1 Our favourite Anna Kalinskaya vs Sloane Stephens – match predictions
- 2 Kalinskaya faces Stephens in battle of resurgence
- 3 Key match details
The last time Kalinskaya and Stephens met, the Russian star had to retire. After impressive performances in Melbourne Park so far, we expect this duel to showcase high-level tennis for fans and neutrals to enjoy.
Anna Kalinskaya to win @ 77/100 (1.77)
Kalinskaya is the favourite to triumph in this meeting and with good reason. While Stephens was ousted in the first round of the Adelaide Open, the Russian ace impressed with her performances and added three wins under her belt before being knocked out by compatriot Daria Kasatkina. With form on her side after a straight-set blanking of Arantxa Rus, we expect her to deliver the finishing blow and end Stephens’ Australian Open adventures.
Over 21.5 Games @ 17/20 (1.85)
Stephens earned an upset win over Kasatkina in the last round. She will surely be tired after the 28-game marathon that lasted 128 minutes. The American will put up a fight, in the similar fashion that Katie Volynets did against Kalinskaya in the first round. That match also lasted 26 games. Based on this, we are anticipating a lengthy duel, one that sees a risk-averse 21.5 games before concluding.
Kalinskaya vs Stephens odds
Kalinskaya steps into the third round with a 56.5% implied probability of emerging victorious. Meanwhile, Sloane Stephens, despite her storied Grand Slam history, holds a 48.5% implied probability.
Kalinskaya faces Stephens in battle of resurgence
Our predictions for this match have now been established, let’s see how these players have fared so far this season for the latest tennis betting tips and predictions here.
Anna Kalinskaya preview
Kalinskaya enters the third round with a wave of momentum, having reached this stage in a Grand Slam for the first time in her career. Her recent victories over Katie Volynets and Arantxa Rus demonstrate her ability to navigate through tough competition. Kalinskaya’s improved form, highlighted by a WTA quarterfinal in Osaka and back-to-back 125k finals in Tampico, positions her as a formidable force to be reckoned with at the Australian Open.
Sloane Stephens preview
After enduring a challenging stretch, Stephens has shown signs of a resurgence at the Australian Open 2024. Breaking her streak of first-round losses, Stephens secured convincing wins over Olivia Gadecki and Daria Kasatkina. While her recent form suggests a return to competitive tennis, Stephens faces the task of maintaining consistency, especially against an opponent like Kalinskaya, who is riding a wave of confidence.
Anna Kalinskaya vs Sloane Stephens head to head
The head-to-head record between Anna and Stephens stands at 1-1, making their third-round clash even more intriguing. .
Key match details
- When will this match start? This match starts at 00:00 on 20th January.
- Where is the match being played? Melbourne Park will host the Australian Open 2025.
- Who is the top seed of the Australian Open 2024? Iga Swiatek has the top billing at the Australian Open 2024.
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