Elina Svitolina vs Sofia Kenin Prediction and Odds: Wimbledon 2023

The third round at Wimbledon sets the stage for a highly anticipated clash between Elina Svitolina and Sofia Kenin. Svitolina impressed in her victory over Elise Mertens and will have similar plans to end Kenin’s five-match winning run. Get the latest tennis betting tips and predictions here.

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Elina Svitolina vs Sofia Kenin – Match Predictions

Sofia Kenin to Win

Although Svitolina has registered victories over Venus Williams and Elise Mertens to reach this stage, it is Kenin who has been the more dominant player on the grass. The American is on a five-match winning run, with only one of these requiring a deciding set. With just two defeats in the 2023 campaign on grass, she is poised to secure victory in this match. Svitolina’s lack of game time on the green surface will go against her as she has only played in one competition before the Championships, getting knocked out in the first round of the Birmingham Open.

Over 20.5 Games

Finding a victor in this duel will not be easy and we anticipate a closely contested encounter with expectations of over 20.5 games in this meeting. Their last meeting in the Fort Worth finals resulted in a straight-sets victory for Svitolina, the match itself saw a total of 26 games played. The Ukrainian’s 2-1 victory over Mertens was similar with 21 games played across three sets. Considering their tenacity and skill set, it is likely that this upcoming clash will feature extended rallies and multiple games, resulting in a total game count surpassing the 20.5 mark.

Elina Svitolina vs Sofia Kenin Preview

Our predictions for this match have now been established, let’s see how these players have fared so far in the Wimbledon.

Elina Svitolina

Svitolina has been enjoying a fine resurgence after her maternity hiatus. Her strong comeback has led her to the third round of Wimbledon for the third time in her career. The Ukrainian’s impressive victories over five-time champion Venus Williams and Elise Mertens underscore her skills and determination. With a notable record of 13 wins out of 17 matches since May, including a title in Strasbourg and a quarterfinal appearance at Roland-Garros, Svitolina has displayed consistent and solid performances.

Sofia Kenin

After a two-year absence from the third round of a major, she has made a strong comeback, impressively reaching this stage at Wimbledon for the first time. Kenin’s standout victories, including a thrilling win over seventh seed Coco Gauff, demonstrate her determination and resilience. With successful runs in tournaments like Hobart, Miami, and Rome, Kenin’s recent performances indicate her resurgence on the court.

Elina Svitolina vs Sofia Kenin Head to Head

In their head-to-head encounters, Svitolina holds a slight advantage over Kenin with a 3-2 record. All of their previous meetings took place during the 2019 season on hard courts and were closely contested battles. As they face each other once again, their previous battles add an extra layer of intrigue to their clash at Wimbledon, where both players will strive to add another victory to their H2H record.

Elina Svitolina vs Sofia Kenin Match Details

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  • Where can you watch Wimbledon for free? Fans in the UK can tune into BBC/BBC iPlayer to catch Wimbledon action for free. Australian fans are also in luck with Channel 9 broadcasting action from the All England Club for free.
  • What was Sofia Kenin’s last result? Sofia Kenin defeated Wang Xinyu 2-0.
  • What was Elina Svitolin’s last result? Elina Svitolina defeated Elise Mertens 2-1.

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