Elena Rybakina vs Danielle Collins prediction and odds: Abu Dhabi Open 2024

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Elena Rybakina, fresh off a Brisbane title but reeling from a tough loss in Melbourne, aims to bounce back strong in Abu Dhabi. She takes on the challenge of Danielle Collins, setting up an exciting date with their recent duels being three-setters.

Our favourite Elena Rybakina vs Danielle Collins – match predictions

Top seed Rybakina will be a force to reckon with after poor displays since her Brisbane International triumph. On the other hand, Collins will fancy her chances after earning a 2-0 win over Naomi Osaka.

2-1 to Elena Rybakina @ 29/10 (3.90)

Rybakina is poised to utilize her powerful game to overpower Collins and continue her quest for success in the tournament. Meanwhile, Collins impressed in her last season on tour marked by a victory over Osaka in the first round. They met twice in 2023, with both matches finishing in favour of Rybakina in three sets. As they meet again and with Rybakina not in her established full swing, we expect a tough duel with blows exchanged but it eventually finishes 2-1 in favour of the Kazakh star.

Over 21.5 Games @ 83/100 (1.83)

In their three duels thus far, irrespective of the number of sets being played, at least 26 games have been played. Top seed Rybakina enters this match after being ousted from the Australian Open from a 33-game marathon. With the duo having played tough duels and Collins arriving in top form in her final year on the tour, we expect a tough duel with over 21.5 games being played.

Elena Rybakina vs Danielle Collins odds

Rybakina enters as the clear favourite with a 75.2% chance of winning, reflecting her higher ranking and recent form. On the other side of the net, Collins faces an uphill battle with a 30.3% chance of winning.

Elena Rybakina vs Danielle Collins specific headline

Our predictions for this match have now been established, let’s see how these players have fared so far this season for the latest tennis betting tips and predictions here.

Elena Rybakina preview

Elena Rybakina entered the Abu Dhabi Open after a mixed start to the season. It started with a bang as she captured a title in Brisbane but it has been downhill since. She suffered a disappointing quarter-final exit in Adelaide at the hands of Ekaterina Alexandrova. Her form did not improve in Melbourne Park, where Anna Blinkova halted her ambitions of back-to-back Australian Open final appearances. Despite the setback, Rybakina displayed her formidable skills by reaching the quarterfinals in Abu Dhabi in previous years, aiming to replicate or surpass her past performances in the tournament.

Danielle Collins preview

Danielle Collins finished the 2023 campaign with a semi-final exit in San Diego. In 2024, she has showcased her resilience with wins at Brisbane International and the Australian Open. She has shown determination in the early stages of the Abu Dhabi Open, forcing her way to the main rounds from the qualifiers. In the first round, she claimed a spectacular victory over four-time Grand Slam winner Naomi Osaka. However, Collins faces the challenge of overcoming fitness concerns and a drop in rankings as she aims to capitalize on her momentum against Rybakina.

Elena Rybakina vs Danielle Collins head to head

The head-to-head record between Elena and Danielle stands at 2-1 in favour of the Kazakh star. They faced off against each other twice in 2023 with both matches requiring a deciding set.

Key match details

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  • When will this match start? This match starts at 10:00 on 08th February.
  • What is the prize money for the Abu Dhabi Open 2024? The total prize money for the Abu Dhabi Open is $922,573.
  • Who is the reigning Abu Dhabi Open champion? Belinda Bencic is the reigning Abu Dhabi Open champion.

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