Iga Swiatek vs Elena Rybakina Prediction and Odds: Italian Open 2023

Get ready for a clash of contrasting styles as Iga Swiatek takes on Elena Rybakina in the quarterfinals of the Italian Open. It’s a classic matchup of finesse versus power, ensuring an intriguing contest that will keep spectators on the edge of their seats. Read our WTA Italian Open predictions in this article.

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Iga Swiatek vs Elena Rybakina – Match Predictions

Over 18.5 Games

The last duel between Swiatek and Rybakina at Indian Wells finished in 16 games as the Kazakh steamrolled over the world number 1. They will lock horns on the clay court, Swiatek’s preferred surface and one where Rybakina struggles to impose herself. There were 19 games played in Swiatek’s last outing in Rome Masters while Rybakina finished her duel with Vondrousova in one fewer game. As the two tennis juggernauts face off, it will be a tough battle that will test their skills. We expect to see a long battle and expect to see a victor decided in Over 18.5 Games.

2-0 to Iga Swiatek

Swiatek, known for her graceful finesse and exceptional court coverage, will be looking to outmanoeuvre her opponent with her versatile game. On the other side of the net, Rybakina’s booming serves and thunderous groundstrokes will be her weapons of choice as she aims to overpower Swiatek. It is the Kazakh ace who has won the last three duels between them but on current form, it is the Polish ace who has the upper hand. While their prior encounters have been on the hard surface, Swiatek will fancy her chances on the red court. All four of their prior duels have finished in two sets and we believe a similar outcome in favour of Swiatek is likely in this duel.

Iga Swiatek vs Elena Rybakina Preview

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

Iga Swiatek

Iga Swiatek overcame a tough challenge from Donna Vekic in the last-16 match of the Italian Open. She saved six out of seven breakpoints, including two in the final game to secure a 6-3, 6-4 victory. This was her most demanding match of the tournament so far, as she had previously dominated Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova with a flawless 6-0, 6-0 win and defeated Lesia Tsurenko 6-2, 6-0.  Swiatek has reached the semifinals in her last five tournaments and seems determined to defend her title for the third time this season, following her triumphs in Doha and Stuttgart.

Elena Rybakina

In a remarkable feat, Elena Rybakina secured her first-ever clay-court WTA 1000 quarterfinal appearance by defeating Marketa Vondrousova with a convincing 6-3, 6-3 victory. This was a breakthrough for Rybakina, who had previously fallen short in the last-16 stage in Rome on two occasions. However, this time she turned the tables by breaking Vondrousova’s serve six times, putting an end to her streak of unfortunate outcomes. It should put to rest the setbacks she faced at the beginning of the clay season, and will fancy her chances against Swiatek.

Iga Swiatek vs Elena Rybakina Head to Head

Duels between Iga Swiatek and Elena Rybakina have gone in one, in favour of the Kazakh star. They have tested their strengths four times with Rybakina registering three successive victories.

  • 18/03/23 Elena Rybakina won 2-0 (Indian Wells, Hard)
  • 22/01/23 Elena Rybakina won 2-0 (Australian Open, Hard)
  • 24/12/22 Elena Rybakina won 2-0 (World Tennis League, Hard)
  • 24/09/21 Iga Swiatek won 2-0 (Ostrava, Indoor Hard)

Iga Swiatek vs Elena Rybakina Match Details

Iga Swiatek - Rome Masters


  • When will this match start? This match starts not before 15:00 GMT on 15 May.
  • Who are the top seeds of the Italian Open? Novak Djokovic and Iga Swiatek are the top seeds in men’s and women’s singles events.
  • Where can I watch Italian Open 2023 in the UK? This match will be available on Amazon Prime for fans in the United Kingdom

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