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An interesting fixture is on the cards as Elena Rybakina and Marta Kostyuk go head-to-head on Monday evening. Which of these players will be left standing when it’s all said and done?
Elena Rybakina vs Marta Kostyuk – match predictions
As Elena Rybakina and Marta Kostyuk take the court on Monday, these are our predictions and tips for this match
Marta Kostyuk to win a set @ 10/11 (1.91)
Marta Kostyuk is the underdog today, which makes sense considering she’s currently on a three-match losing streak, and will face the current World number 4 in the first round. However, the Ukrainian has held her own against Rybakina in the past; she has two wins in as many clashes with the former Wimbledon champion, and both victories were on this surface. It’s also important to note that Elena Rybakina surrendered at least one set in six of her last seven matches; and for this reason, we are backing Kostyuk to take at least one set today.
Over 21.5 total games @ 19/20 (1.95)
Excluding juniors, the only other time these players met in a WTA Tour event was at the Adelaide Open this year, and that match ended in maximum sets. That said, Elena Rybakina has been involved in a lot of three-setters these past few weeks. The Kazakhstani’s last three matches ended in maximum sets (excluding player retirements), five of her last six matches too. On that note, we are fairly confident that this match will end in three sets, and will likely go above the 21.5 games line.
The odds in this article were correct at the time of writing, and the odds are subject to change. We recommend checking with your bookmaker before placing a bet.
Can Rybakina avenge her Adelaide Open loss today?
We’ve established our US Open predictions for this duel. Let’s see how these players fared in the weeks leading up to this competition.
Elena Rybakina’s Cincinnati Open campaign didn’t go as well as she had hoped, as she crashed out in the round of 16 at the hands of Jasmine Paolini. The Kazakhstani will look to put that loss behind her as she faces Marta Kostyuk today.
On the other hand, things have not gone swimmingly for Marta Kostyuk lately; she has lost three singles matches in a row, with two of those coming in straight sets. Kostyuk will hope to get back to winning ways as she faces Elena Rybakina today; it’ll be interesting to see how she matches up against the former Wimbledon champion.
Rybakina vs Kostyuk head to head
It’s important to point out that Elena Rybakina and Marta Kostyuk first met at the Australian Open Juniors event six years ago, where Kostyuk won in straight sets. These two squared off against each other once more at the Adelaide Open earlier this year, and Kostyuk emerged victorious, this time in three sets.
Key match details
- Venue: US Open’s Grandstand Court.
- Time and date: Monday 28th August, not before 19:15 BST.
- Bookies’ favourite: Elena Rybakina.
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