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A third round spot is up for grabs as Elena Rybakina and Sofia Kenin go toe-to-toe on Saturday. Which of these players will be left standing after this match? Check out our WTA Indian Wells predictions here.
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Elena Rybakina vs Sofia Kenin – Match Predictions
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Elena Rybakina to Take it in Straight Sets
Although this is a match-up between two former grand slam champions, the odds suggest that this will be a one-sided contest. That’s partly because Sofia Kenin has struggled to find her footing over the past year. As a matter of fact, she’s currently ranked 170 in the world. Moreover, Kenin suffered five losses in her last seven singles matches. In contrast, Elena Rybakina has nine wins in her last 11 singles matches. Keeping that in mind, we believe that the Kazakhstani will take this in straight sets.
Under 20.5 Games
Our next prediction for this match is on the over/under games market. We’ve already established that we expect this match to end in straight sets. Furthermore, we also think that this match will go under 20.5 games. It’s fair to point out that Rybakina has dominated her opponents recently, winning six of her last eight singles matches in straight sets. In the same vein, it’s worth noting that Sofia Kenin’s last four singles matches ended in straight sets, and they all went under 20.5 games. For this reason, we are taking the under here.
Elena Rybakina vs Sofia Kenin Preview
We’ve established our predictions for this match. Now we would like to look at both players’ recent form.
Being one of the top seeded players in this tournament, Elena Rybakina had a first round bye. The Kazakhstani has enjoyed some success this year, reaching the final of this year’s Australian Open. Rybakina will take on an out-of-form Sofia Kenin on Saturday, and she’ll set her sights on a place in the third round of this tournament.
On the other hand, Sofia Kenin impressed in her first round match-up with Sloane Stephens. She dispatched her compatriot in two short sets, breaking her serve four times. This will be a tricky fixture for the American, as she takes on an in-form Rybakina. Can she pull off an upset today?
Elena Rybakina vs Sofia Kenin Head to Head
These players met once, at the Dubai Open three years ago. Elena Rybakina came out on top in three sets.
- 18/02/20 Rybakina won 2-1 (Dubai, Outdoor Hard)
Elena Rybakina vs Sofia Kenin Match Details
- On which court will this match be played? This match will take place at the Indian Wells Open’s Stadium 2.
- Who do the bookies favour ahead of this match?Elena Rybakina is favoured ahead of Kenin.
- Is it possible to watch Indian Wells 2023 live in the UK? Yes. This match, and every other match in this tournament will be available on Amazon Prime for fans in the United Kingdom