Tennis

Barbora Krejcikova vs Sofia Kenin prediction and odds: San Diego Open 2023

Barbora Krejcikova
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Two former Top 5 players will collide in the San Diego Open final on Saturday night. Both Krejcikova and Kenin are coming off a tough-fought semifinals and this will be another match that will be fun to watch. Get the latest tennis betting tips and predictions here.

Our favourite Barbora Krejcikova vs Sofia Kenin predictions

Both players have been close to the top of the WTA rankings and after a couple of bad seasons, they have a chance to shine on the biggest stage.

Barbora Krejcikova to win @ 11/20 (1.55)

Krejcikova is seen as the favourite in this match. She has the better record for the season and won the previous match against Kenin very easily. Both players had a solid week and this final can be the turning point of their seasons and a real boost towards the top of the rankings where they once was. Kenin will have the support of the home crowd but that will not help her to lift the trophy at the end.

Over 21.5 games @ 17/20 (1.85)

Both players are on top of their game after a while. This is an amazing opportunity to win a title and none of them will go down without a fight. They both played three sets in the semifinals and that will probably be the case in the final as well. The total games line is set as usual at 21.5 which is quite low for a final like this.

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

Can Kenin win her first title in three years?

The 2020 Australian Open champion Sofia Kenin has not won a title in three years. She finally has a unique opportunity to do that, but beating Barbora Krejcikova will not be easy at all. For all the prediction regarding the tournament, check out our San Diego Open predictions article.

Barbora Krejcikova

Krejcikova is currently 13th in the rankings and her career high is second place. The player from the Czech Republic is 28-16 for the season and 18-9 on hard surface.

Krejcikova is coming off a comeback win against Danielle Collins in the semifinals, 3-6, 7-5, 6-2. Previously, she defeated Beatriz Haddad Maia 6-4, 6-3 in the quarterfinals and Anhelina Kalinina 6-3, 6-2 in the round of 16.

The 27-year-old won one title this year defeating Iga Swiatek in the final in Dubai which is one of the rare losses for the Polish player this season. She also reached the final in Birmingham losing to Jelena Ostapenko.

Sofia Kenin

Kenin is currently 93rd in the WTA rankings which is way lower than her career high at No. 4. The American is 22-16 for the season and 13-8 on hard.

The 25-year-old is coming off a 6-2, 5-7, 6-4 win over qualifier Emma Navarro in the semifinals. Previously, she defeated Anastasia Potapova 6-2, 6-3 in the quarterfinals and also went past Katie Volynets and Veronica Kundermetova.

Kenin reached the second round at the US Open where she lost 2-6, 6-4, 6-4 to Darya Kasatkina.

Kenin best result of the season was the semifinal in Hobart and she also made it to the third round at Wimbledon.

Krejcikova vs Kenin head to head

Krejcikova won the only previous match against Kenin. It was the second round of the WTA Rome tournament in 2021, where the player from the Czech Republic won 6-1, 6-4.

Key match details

Sofia Kenin
Photo by Marek Janikowski/Icon Sport
  • Venue: Barnes Stadium
  • Date & time: Sunday, 17th of September, 00:00
  • Where to watch in UKAmazon Prime


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Marko Mitevski

Marko is a former athlete who meanwhile got his law degree. He has followed basketball since the ‘90s and is very familiar with all levels of the game, from the NBA, and the NCAA, all down to European leagues and international competitions.