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Elena Rybakina and Varvara Gracheva will battle for a place in the quarter-final of the BNP Paribas Open. Which of these players will be left standing at the end of this match? Check out our WTA Indian Wells predictions in this article.
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Elena Rybakina vs Varvara Gracheva – Match Predictions
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Elena Rybakina to Take it in Two Sets
Elena Rybakina and Varvara Gracheva clashed at St Petersburg last year, and that match wasn’t very pleasant for Gracheva. In a very one-sided contest, Rybakina converted five of nine break points, surrendering just three games. To be fair, Gracheva has improved a lot since then; and while we expect her to put up a better fight than she did the last time, we don’t think she’ll be able to take a set against the former Wimbledon champion.
Varvara Gracheva to Cover +5.5 Games
Although we expect Rybakina to win this in straight sets, we don’t think this match will be as one-sided as the odds suggest. We’ve been impressed by Gracheva’s performance in recent weeks. She has nine wins in her last 10 matches, which includes a final appearance at Austin a couple of weeks ago. In fact, Varvara Gracheva has won five matches in a row. She is yet to surrender a set so far in this tournament; and she defeated Daria Kasatkina and Petra Martic, two seeded players in the previous two rounds. On that note, Gracheva should cover +5.5 games.
Elena Rybakina vs Varvara Gracheva Preview
How have these players fared in recent weeks? Let’s take a look at their performance in this competition.
Elena Rybakina took on Sofia Kenin and Paula Badosa in the previous two rounds of this tournament. She didn’t have too much trouble knocking both players out in straight sets. The Kazakhstani will be eyeing a place in the quarter-final; and she’ll fancy her chances against Varvara Gracheva.
Being a qualifier, Varvara Gracheva has put up some impressive results in this tournament so far. She’s currently on a five match winning run, surrendering just one set in the process. Gracheva will have a chance to avenge her humiliating straight sets loss to Rybakina on home soil last year. Can she upset the former Wimbledon champion today?
Elena Rybakina vs Varvara Gracheva Head to Head
This will be the second encounter between these players. Rybakina came out on top in straight sets when they met at St Petersburg last year.
Elena Rybakina vs Varvara Gracheva Match Details
- When will this match start? This match is scheduled for Wednesday, 15th March, by 00:00 GMT.
- On which surface will this match be played? This match will be played on an outdoor hard court.
- Who do the bookies favour ahead of this match? Elena Rybakina is the overwhelming favourite in this match.