Aryna Sabalenka vs Belinda Bencic Prediction and Odds: Australian Open

5th-seed Aryna Sabalenka will square off against Belinda Bencic in the Fourth Round of the Australian Open 2022. It’s been plain sailing for both players so far in this current draw. Who will win this match, one of the highlights of the day’s draw?

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

Aryna Sabalenka vs Belinda Bencic – Match Predictions

With a place in the Quarter Finals now at stake, the pressure in the Australian Open draw goes up and up. We look at this match between two top-15 seeds in the Women’s Draw with our tennis predictions preview.

Sabalanka To win

Sabalenka was among the leading pack of contenders coming into this first Grand Slam action of the year. Nothing has changed that picture as the Belarusian has been powering her way through the draw.

She slipped up in the last two editions of the Australian Open at the Fourth Round stage. But she may be able to put that behind her and reach the Quarters for the first time. She overcame a potential banana skin in the last round quickly and looks on point.

Sabalenka 2-0 Set Betting

With the backing going towards Sabalenka, we would push our tennis predictions to the 2-0 scoreline for her. She has yet to drop a set in this tournament. She’s kept each of her opponents to five or fewer games as well.

Sabalanka’s best shot at a Slam is on the hard court surface. She faces quality in the form of Belinda Bencic, but the sheer power on the Sabalenka serve, something Bencic can’t match, could be telling at the end of the day.

Aryna Sabalenka vs Belinda Bencic Preview

Now that readers have had a chance to look at our Aryna Sabalenka vs Belinda Bencic predictions above, it’s worth looking a little deeper at the two players. To do that, we look at their respective form this year and AO history.

Aryna Sabalenka

It has been three straight-set victories in a row for 5th seed Aryna Sabalanka at the 2023 Australian Open. In the Third Round, she faced a seeded player in the form of Elise Mertens. There was no mistake by Sabalanka, whose service is working well. The Belarusian player entered the tournament on the back of a title-winning run in Adelaide without dropping a set. She’s motoring along at the moment. Sabalenka has reached the semi-finals in three of her last five Grand Slam appearances.

Belinda Bencic

While Belinda Bencic can’t match the power of Sabalenka, the Swiss player is full of guile and technique. She claimed a title at Adeliade 2 as part of her warm-ups for the Grand Slam. So she is in form. But Sabalenka is the first seeded player that she will have met in this draw. This is just the second time in ten Australian Open appearances that Bencic has made it to the Fourth Round.

Aryna Sabalenka vs Belinda Bencic Head to Head

The head-to-head is even at one win each. The most recent meeting was back in Dubai in 2019, with Bencic taking a 2-1 win. This will be the first Grand Slam meeting between them.

Aryna Sabalenka vs Belinda Bencic Match Details

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When will the match start? The match will start from 00:00 am GMT on Monday, January 23rd.
On which court will the match be played? Match to be played on Rod Laver Arena in Melbourne
Where to watch AO 2023 in UK? You can watch Australian Open on Eurosport broadcast and online, or stream it on Discovery +.

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