Aryna Sabalenka vs Elise Mertens Prediction and Odds: Australian Open 2023

An interesting fixture is on the cards as two former doubles partners clash at the Margaret Court Arena. Aryna Sabalenka and Elise Mertens have won two doubles grand slam titles together, most notably here in Melbourne two years ago. However, these players will contend with each other for a place in the Australian Open round of 16, and it’ll be interesting to see who will go through.

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Aryna Sabalenka vs Elise Mertens – Match Predictions

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Aryna Sabalenka to Win in Straight Sets

To put it plainly, although these two are friends, Elise Mertens doesn’t particularly look forward to these encounters. The Belgian has lost five in a row against Sabalenka. As a matter of fact, Sabalenka won the last four clashes between these players in straight sets. That said, Aryna Sabalenka has been an unstoppable force these past few weeks; she’s coming off six consecutive wins in singles, and has won 12 sets in a row, across all competitions. All things considered, we believe the Belarusian will take this in two sets.

Under 20.5 Games

We’ve pointed out Sabalenka emerged victorious in straight sets the last four times these players met. It’s also fair to note that those encounters all went under the 20.5 games mark. Additionally, three of Sabalenka’s last four matches went comfortably below this line; and for these reasons, were taking the under here.

Aryna Sabalenka vs Elise Mertens Preview

As these two go head to head, let’s see how they’ve fared in recent weeks.

Aryna Sabalenka

Aryna Sabalenka extended her winning streak to six matches with a straight sets victory over Shelby Rogers. The Belarusian will take on Elise Mertens on Saturday, and she’ll set her sights on a round of 16 spot.

Elise Mertens

Elise Mertens defeated Garbiñe Muguruza and Lauren Davis in the first two rounds of the Australian Open. However, she will go up against Sabalenka, a player who has beaten her in five consecutive meetings. Can she snap her losing streak against her Belarusian opponent today?

Aryna Sabalenka vs Elise Mertens Head to Head

These players have met eight times in the last five years, and Sabalenka leads the head to head 6-2. Also, the last five skirmishes between these two ended in favour of the Belarusian.

  • 05/09/2021 Sabalenka won 2-0 (US Open, Hard)
  • 05/05/2021 Sabalenka won 2-0 (Madrid, Clay)
  • 15/11/2020 Sabalenka won 2-0 (Linz, Indoor Hard)
  • 19/02/2020 Sabalenka 2-0 (Dubai, Hard)
  • 25/10/2019 Sabalenka won 2-1 (Zhuhai, Indoor Hard)

Aryna Sabalenka vs Elise Mertens Match Details

Aus Open Stadium

  • Who do the bookies favour in this match? at 1/5 (1.20), Sabalenka is the favourite, while Elise Mertens can be backed at 17/5 (4.4)
  • On which court will the match be played? Sabalenka vs Mertens will be played at the Margaret Court Arena
  • Is it possible to watch AO 2023 live in the United Kingdom? Yes. All Australian Open matches will be broadcast live on Eurosport, you can also live stream this match on Discovery +.

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Kelechi Udoka

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