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For the second year in a row, Sabalenka reaches the Australian Open quarter-finals, and now she wants to improve her record. Vekic for the first time reaches this round and will give her best to go as far as possible.
These odds from Ladbrokes were correct at the time of writing.
Aryna Sabalenka vs Donna Vekic – Match Prediction
For the third year in a row, we will see an Aryna Sabalenka vs Donna Vekic matchup. This duel promises to be very close so we have prepared an analysis to offer you the best tennis predictions for the Australian Open 2023.
Donna Vekic to Win a Set
It is a big doubt about who will be the winner of this duel, as both have some aspects in favor. The Croatian tennis player won the last two clashes against Sabalenka. On the other hand, the Belarusian tennis player recently won the WTA Adelaide tournament. During the first 4 rounds, both Aryna and Donna have shown good physical condition and a good pace of play. So regardless of the results, we expect Vekic to win at least one set.
Over 19.5 Total Games
4 of the 6 head-to-head matches between these two players ended in 3 sets, all of them exceeding 23.5 games. In fact, in the most recent h2h, there was a total of 30 games. Although Vekic is not the favourite, she has proven to be a tough opponent to beat, and she always makes Sabalenka show her best version. Our second Australian Open prediction is that this match will last more than 19.5 sets.
Aryna Sabalenka vs Donna Vekic Preview
Once we explained our Australian Open Predictions and odds, let’s take a look at the preview Australian Open results of each player.
So far, the Belarusian tennis player has lived up to all expectations. In the first two rounds, her opponents were not so demanding, but her last two opponents were. In the third round, Aryna Sabalenka faced the Belgian Elise Mertens and in the round of 16, she had her toughest challenge so far, the Swiss Belinda Bencic. It is worth noting that she beat all of them in straight sets.
Everyone is aware that Donna Vekic has a significant level, however, she was not among the favourites to reach the final rounds. Yet Donna has shown round after round that her level of preparation for this season is optimal. So far she won 4 matches, 2 of them in straight sets, including her victory over Samsonova.
Sabalenka vs Vekic Head to Head
Taking a look at the series between these two great players we can see that the Croatian player has been the more dominant. Aryna Sabalenka has suffered 5 defeats against Vekic and only defeated her once. The most recent h2h was last October at the Acura Classic, the final result was 6-4, 6-7, 6-1 in favor of Vekic.
Aryna Sabalenka vs Donna Vekic Match Details
- What is the schedule for this feature? The feature is scheduled at 02:00 GMT on Wednesday, January 25th.
- Where to watch AO 2023 in UK? You can watch Australian Open on Eurosport broadcast and online, or stream it on Discovery
- Which is the place chosen for this match? The match will be played at Rod Laver Arena in Melbourne.