Donna Vekic vs Liudmila Samsonova Prediction and Odds: Italian Open 2023

Both players had a good start of the Italian Open and know each other very well. Whoever wins this one, will have a chance to face the top favorite of the tournament next.

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

Donna Vekic vs Liudmila Samsonova – Match Predictions

This will be an interesting match between Vekic and Samsonova and whoever wins this one will most likely play the World No.1 Iga Swiatek in the next round.

Donna Vekic to win

According to the predictions, Samsonova is the favorite in this match but if we take a better look at the numbers, they go in Vekic’s favor. The Croatian has a much better record this season and has already defeated Samsonova without dropping a set. To go even deeper, Samsonova has never won more than 4 games in a set against Vekic so the Croatian seems like a logic choice to win this one.

Over 21.5 games

On the other hand, Samsonova is ranked much better than Vekic has ever been so, the Russian is definitely capable of putting up a fight. This match will be a real battle between two players that are in their prime, so we will see more than 21.5 games.

Donna Vekic vs Liudmila Samsonova Preview

Samsonova is the better ranked player at the moment, but she has never won even a set against Vekic.

Donna Vekic

Vekic is currently ranked at No. 24 which is five spots lower than her career-best. The Croatian player is 19-6 for the season and 2-2 on clay. In the previous round, she turned things around to win against Aliaksandra Sasnovich 3-6, 6-3, 6-3. The 24-year-old won the title in Monterrey earlier this season defeating Caroline Garcia in three sets. This is her fifth appearance in Rome and the first time to make it to the third round.

Liudmila Samsonova

Samsonova is ranked at No. 16 at the moment with her career-high being at No. 12. The Russian is 11-10 for the season and 3-2 on clay. She had a good start of the tournament defeating Anett Kontaveit in straight sets, 6-3, 6-3. She also performed well in Madrid last week reaching the third round where she lost to Irina Begu. Samsonova’s best result this season came in Abu Dhabi where she lost in the final to Belinda Bencic. In her previous three appearances in Rome, Samsonova made it to the main draw only once losing in the opening round last year.

Donna Vekic vs Liudmila Samsonova Head to Head

This will be third time Vekic and Samsonova to face each other. Vekic won both of the previous two matches. This year at the Australian Open, the Croatian player won 6-3, 6-0 and at the French Open in 2019, it was 6-2, 6-4.

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Donna Vekic vs Liudmila Samsonova Match Details

  • Date and Time: The match will start on Sunday, May 14 (to be determined)
  • Venue: The match will be played on (to be determined)
  • Where to watch the match in UK? This match will be available on Amazon Prime for fans in the United Kingdom

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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.