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Sparks will fly as Elena Rybakina and Kaja Juvan draw swords at the John Cain Arena on Wednesday. Both players are coming off a straight sets victory in their opening match, and they’ll hope to book a spot in the third round of this competition. With that in mind, which of these players will reign supreme at the end of this match?
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Elena Rybakina vs Kaja Juvan – Match Predictions
We know how difficult it can be to choose the right option to bet on. That’s why we work around the clock, researching these players in order to bring you the best value. On that note, these are our predictions and tips for Elena Rybakina vs Kaja Juvan:
Elena Rybakina to Win in Straight Sets
Elena Rybakina has put up some impressive results over the past month; she defeated players like Iga Swiatek, Aryna Sabalenka and Caroline Garcia over the past 30 days. Compared to these players, 104th ranked Kaja Juvan should be a relatively easier opponent. Furthermore, Juvan is more of a clay court specialist, and she lost more matches on outdoor hard courts than she won last year. Taking everything into account, Elena Rybakina should win this in straight sets.
Under 20.5 Games
We’ve established that this match will likely end in two sets, we also believe it’ll go under the 20.5 games mark. Interestingly, Kaja Juvan played three matches so far this year, and they all went comfortably below this line. Considering her struggles on this surface, we don’t think Juvan can keep this match close enough to go over 20.5.
Elena Rybakina vs Kaja Juvan Preview
Now that we’ve sorted out our predictions for this match, let’s see how these players have fared so far this season.
Elena Rybakina looked really solid in her first round match against Elisabetta Cocciaretto; she broke her opponent five times en route to a straight sets victory. Rybakina will have to go through Kaja Juvan in order to reach the next round of this tournament; she’ll fancy her chances against the Slovenian.
Kaja Juvan is coming off a straight sets victory over Selena Janicijevic. Despite a shaky start, she managed to find her stride, effortlessly winning the second set by a 6-1 score. Moreover, Juvan will hope to match her best result in this tournament today; as she has never been past the third round of a grand slam. It’ll be interesting to see how she matches up against Rybakina.
Elena Rybakina vs Kaja Juvan Head to Head
Elena Rybakina and Kaja Juvan will square off against each other for the first time on Wednesday. This is a bit surprising considering these players have been on tour for a few years.
Elena Rybakina vs Kaja Juvan Match Details
- When will Rybakina vs Juvan start? The match will begin not before 08:00 GMT, on Wednesday, 18th January
- On which court will this match take place? The John Cain Arena will host this match
- Where can I watch AO 2023 in UK? All Australian Open matches will be broadcast live on Eurosport, you can also live stream this match on Discovery +.