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No one could have expected Caroline Dolehide to make it all the way to the Guadalajara Open final, but here she is playing for the trophy against the world No. 9, Mari Sakkari. Get the latest tennis betting tips and predictions here.
Our favourite Caroline Dolehide vs Maria Sakkari predictions
Maria Sakkari is a major favorite going into the Guadalajara Open finals against Dolehide who is not even in the top 100 players int eh world at the moment.
Maria Sakkari 2-0 @ 3/5 (1.60)
Maria Sakkari has been in the top 10 in the world for a while now, but she has not won a title since 2019. So far this year, the Greek lost five semifinals and the final in Washington, and this is the match she simply cannot afford to lose. All the pressure will be on her, and she hasn’t handled those type of situation particularly well in the past. Still, she is much better than Dolehide and will finally break the curse and win a WTA title, and will do that in big style.
Caroline Dolehide +5.5 @ 13/20 (1.65)
Dolehide has not played in a final of a tournament of this level, but based on what we saw this week, she absolutely deserved it. She is the underdog in this match but she also was in the semifinals. Sakkari will most likely win this but Dolehide will stay close enough to cover the +5.5 games spread.
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.
Will Sakkari finally win a title?
It’s been more than four years since Sakkari won her last title. After many disappointments and self-doubt, this seems like a perfect opportunity for the Greek player to win a trophy. For all the predictions regarding the tournament, check out our Guadalajara Open predictions article.
Dolehide is currently 111th in the world and she has never been higher than No. 99. The 25-year-old is 43-22 for the season and 19-11 on hard surface.
The American is coming off a fantastic 7-6, 6-3 semifinal win against the former World No. 4, Sofia Kenin. In the quarterfinals, Dolehide turned things around against Martina Trevisan, and previously defeated Alexandrova, Vickery and Stearns.
Besides the Guadalajara Open, Dolehide’s best results this season were the ITF titles in Boca Raton and Naples.
Sakkari is currently 9th in the rankings and her career high is No. 3 in the world. The Greek is 33-19 for the season and 22-11 on hard surface.
She is coming off a 6-3, 6-0 win over Caroline Garcia. Sakkari won all three previous matches in straight sets, against Storm Hunter, Camila Giorgi and Emiliana Arango.
She lost five semifinals this season before making it to the finals in Washington but lost to Coco Gauff.
Garcia vs Sakkari head to head
This will be the first match between Dolehide and Sakkari.
Key match details
- Venue: Center Court
- Date & time: Sunday, 24th of September, 01:00
- Where to watch in UK: Amazon Prime
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