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Elena Rybakina and Paula Badosa will battle for a round of 16 spot at the Miami Open’s Stadium Court on Saturday. Which of these players will come out on top at the end of this match?
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Elena Rybakina vs Paula Badosa – Match Predictions
A place in the fourth round of the Miami Open is at stake here, so both players are expected to give their all to win this match. As both players go head-to-head, these are our predictions and tips for this match
Elena Rybakina to Win Whilst Dropping a Set
It’s important to point out that Elena Rybakina is currently the favourite to win the Miami Open title. The Kazakhstani has been on fire recently. Excluding walkovers, she is on a nine match winning streak, which includes an Indian Wells Open title. Interestingly, that streak includes a victory over Badosa in the second round of the Indian Wells tournament. It’s fair to point out that Badosa leads the head-to-head between these players, having won four of six meetings with Elena Rybakina. Considering the Spaniard’s recent struggles however, we believe Badosa will lose today, but she’ll do just enough to win a set.
Over 21.5 Games
It’s worth noting that these players have met six times in the past, and four of those clashes went above the 21.5 game mark. In the same vein, three of Rybakina’s last four matches featured at least 22 games, four of Badosa’s last six matches too. With that in mind, we are backing the over option here.
Elena Rybakina vs Paula Badosa Preview
Our Elena Rybakina vs Paula Badosa predictions have been sorted out. Now it’s time to analyse both players, looking at their performances in recent weeks.
Elena Rybakina survived a second round scare, as she needed three points in order to beat Anna Kalinskaya on Thursday. That was the Kazakhstani’s ninth consecutive wins excluding walkovers. Rybakina will be eyeing yet another win today, and she’ll fancy her chances against Paula Badosa.
On the other hand, Paula Badosa struggled in the previous round, as she couldn’t save any of the four break points she faced against Laura Siegemund. The Spaniard was able to win in three sets, setting up a mouthwatering clash with Elena Rybakina. Can Badosa avenge her loss at the BNP Paribas Open today?
Elena Rybakina vs Paula Badosa Head to Head
This should be an interesting clash between two familiar foes. Elena Rybakina and Paula Badosa have squared off against each other six times; and although Rybakina won the most recent clash between them, she trails the Spaniard with just two wins in their six meetings. That said, these are the last five encounters between these players:
- 13/03/23 Rybakina won 2-0 (Indian Wells, Outdoor Hard)
- 09/11/22 Badosa won 2-1 (Billie Jean King Cup, Indoor Hard)
- 21/04/22 Badosa won 2-1 (Stuttgart, Clay)
- 20/08/21 Badosa won 2-0 (Cincinnati, Outdoor Hard)
- 15/07/19 Rybakina won 2-0 (Bucharest, Clay)
Elena Rybakina vs Paula Badosa Match Details
- On which court will this match be played? The Rybakina vs Badosa match will take place at the Miami Open’s Stadium Court.
- Who do the bookies favour ahead of this match? Unsurprisingly, Elena Rybakina is favoured over Paula Badosa.
- Where can I watch the Miami Open 2023 in the UK? This match will be available on Amazon Prime for fans in the United Kingdom.