Elena Rybakina vs Anhelina Kalinina Prediction and Odds: Italian Open 2023

The highly anticipated final of the Italian Open is set to showcase a thrilling clash between Elena Rybakina and Anhelina Kalinina. With both players displaying remarkable skill and determination throughout the tournament, fans can expect a scintillating showdown as they leave no stone unturned in their pursuit of the prestigious title. Read our WTA Italian Open predictions in this article.

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Elena Rybakina vs Anhelina Kalinina – Match Predictions

Over 20.5 Games

The clash between Rybakina and Kalinina in the final of the Italian Open is expected to be a fierce battle that stretches over multiple sets. Both players have demonstrated their resilience and determination throughout the tournament, suggesting that this showdown will be a tightly contested affair. Kalinina’s road to the final has seen her involved in three-set affairs in her last three outings. While Rybakina made little work of Jelena Ostapenko in the semi-final, Iga Swiatek forced the issue in the quarterfinals to take the duel into a third set. With their impressive track records and the stakes at hand, it is highly likely that the match will exceed 20.5 games, as each player fights tooth and nail to etch their names at the Foro Italico leaderboard.

2-1 to Elena Rybakina

We expect Rybakina to emerge victorious with a 2-1 set score against Kalinina. Both players have showcased their immense talent and determination throughout the tournament, setting the stage for an exhilarating battle. With Rybakina’s powerful baseline game should help her against Kalinina, who has punched above her weight to reach the final. While clay is not Rybakina’s favourite surface to play, her consistency and ability to raise her game in crucial moments make her the favourite. Kalinina will not make it easy for her, this is why we expect Rybakina to triumph in a hard-fought three-set victory to clinch the title.

Elena Rybakina vs Anhelina Kalinina Preview

Our predictions for this match have now been established, let’s see how these players have fared so far in this tournament.

Elena Rybakina

Elena Rybakina faced a few rain delays during her match against Jelena Ostapenko, but she managed to stay focused and emerged victorious with a 6-2, 6-4 win. This victory takes her to her biggest final on clay and improves her clay-court semifinal record to 3-0. While clay hasn’t been her strongest surface, with only four previous quarterfinal appearances, all at WTA 250 events, Rybakina has been in fine form this season. However, luck has been on her side in Rome, benefiting from the retirements of Anna Kalinskaya and Iga Swiatek.

Anhelina Kalinina

Anhelina Kalinina reached her second career final. She has three ITF Challenger winners’ medals and will seek her first title triumph against Rybakina. She will be confident in her abilities after defeating Russian, Veronika Kudermetova 7-5, 5-7, 6-2 in an intense semi-final match that lasted two hours and 51 minutes. This remarkable victory ensures that Kalinina will achieve her highest-ever ranking and make her debut in the top 20 if she secures the title.

Elena Rybakina vs Anhelina Kalinina Head to Head

This is the second meeting between Elena Rybakina and Anhelina Kalinina on the WTA tour, the Ukrainian winning their first bout in Charleston last year.

  • 06/04/22 Anhelina Kalinina won 2-1 (Charleston, Clay)

Elena Rybakina vs Anhelina Kalinina Match Details

Rome Masters 2022 WTA Final

  • When will this match start? This match starts not before 18:00 GMT on 20 May.
  • Who are the top seeds of the Italian Open? Novak Djokovic and Iga Swiatek are the top seeds in men’s and women’s singles events.
  • Where can I watch Italian Open 2023 in the UK? This match will be available on Amazon Prime for fans in the United Kingdom

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