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A place in the quarter-final of the Western & Southern Open is at stake as Daria Kasatkina and Aryna Sabalenka lock horns on Thursday. Which of these players will come out on top at the end of this match?
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Daria Kasatkina vs Aryna Sabalenka – match predictions
As both players set their sights on a quarter-final spot, these are our predictions and tips for this match
Aryna Sabalenka to reign supreme
Granted, Daria Kasatkina emerged victorious the last time these players met at the San Jose Open last year. However, it’s important to point out that Sabalenka won three of the last four encounters between these players, and she did so in straight sets. Although Kasatkina has had a fairly good run of results lately, she is still hunting for her first title of the year. On the other hand, Aryna Sabalenka has been one of the most consistent players on the tour this year; she has reached more finals, and won more titles than everyone not called Iga Swiatek. With that in mind, we are backing the Belarusian player to come out on top when it’s all said and done.
We would like to point out that these players have both been involved in a lot of two-setters over the past couple of months. Seven of Daria Kasatkina’s last eight matches ended in minimum sets, 13 of Aryna Sabalenka’s last 18 matches as well. Interestingly, while these players met on five occasions, four of those were two-setters. On that note, we believe that whoever wins this match will do so in two sets.
Daria Kasatkina vs Aryna Sabalenka preview
Our Daria Kasatkina vs Aryna Sabalenka predictions have been sorted out. Let’s see how these players fared in recent weeks.
Daria Kasatkina faced Peyton Stearns and Varvara Gracheva in the previous two rounds of this tournament; she didn’t have too much trouble beating both players in straight sets. As it stands, the Russian player has five wins in her last six matches; it’ll be interesting to see how she matches up against Aryna Sabalenka today.
On the other hand, Aryna Sabalenka is the second seeded player in this competition, and because of this she received a first round bye. The Belarusian took on Ann Li in the previous round, taking the American out in three sets. This should be a tricky fixture for the current World number 2; as she squares off against an in-form Daria Kasatkina; she’ll fancy her chances against the Russian player.
Daria Kasatkina vs Aryna Sabalenka head to head
This will be the sixth meeting between these players. Daria Kasatkina and Aryna Sabalenka met on five occasions, and the Belarusian player leads the head-to-head with three wins. However, it’s fair to point out that Kasatkina won the most recent encounter between these two at the San Jose Open last year.
Daria Kasatkina vs Aryna Sabalenka match details
- When will the Kasatkina vs Sabalenka match start? This match is scheduled for 22:00 BST on Thursday 17th August.
- On which court will this match be played? Kasatkina and Sabalenka will meet at the Cincinnati Open’s Court 10.
- Who won the last time these players met? Daria Kasatkina, in three sets.
- Is it possible to watch the Cincinnati Open in the United Kingdom? Of course. If you reside in the UK, you can watch this match on Amazon Prime.
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