Jaqueline Cristian vs Sloane Stephens Prediction and Odds: Mutua Madrid Open 2023

Jaqueline Cristian and Sloane Stephens are set to face off in the opening round of the Madrid Open 2023. The Romanian is currently ranked 168 in the world and will be looking to cause an upset against her American opponent. Read our WTA Madrid Open predictions in this article.

The odds in this article were correct at the time of writing, and odds are subject to change. We recommend checking with the bookmaker before placing the bet.

Jaqueline Cristian vs Sloane Stephens – Match Predictions

Sloane Stephens to Win

Stephens is a former US Open champion but has had a difficult season so far, with early losses in most of her tournaments. On the other hand, Cristian has held her own but at ITF tournaments and was recently ousted at the semi-finals of the ITF Koper. The Romanian will be confident of her abilities but the dearth in quality will prove to be a hill to difficult to climb. Based on this, we are backing a win for the American.

2-0 to Sloane Stephens

In Charleston, Sloane gave a good account of her against Viktoria Azarenka. She went down in three sets and fatigues the much-favoured Belarusian. The American took time off from the WTA circuit and faced an active challenger. Cristian went far in Slovenia and has only been involved in a three-set affair across her last ten matches. With Stephens battling against top rivals, we anticipate a straight-sets victory against a player over 100 ranking points behind her.

Jaqueline Cristian vs Sloane Stephens Preview

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

Jaqueline Cristian

Jaqueline Cristian is making a comeback after a six-month injury break in 2022. She has been competing in the ITF circuit, winning titles at W25 Palmanova and W60 Trnava, and reaching the semifinals at W60 Altenkirchen and W60 Koper. In 2021, she achieved her career-high ranking of No. 58 and made appearances in the finals of Linz and the semifinals of Astana and 125K Karlsruhe. Last year, she lost to Hsieh Su-Wei in the first qualifying round at the Madrid Open.

Sloane Stephens

Sloane Stephens has been struggling this season with five first-round exits in eight tournaments. She lost in the second round to Victoria Azarenka in Charleston and is set to defend her quarterfinal points in Roland-Garros. Stephens was a semifinalist in Madrid in 2019 but was knocked out in the first round last year by Anhelina Kalinina.

Jaqueline Cristian vs Sloane Stephens Head to Head

This is the first meeting between Cristian and Stephens on the WTA tour.

Jaqueline Cristian vs Sloane Stephens Match Details

Madrid Open

  • When will this match start? This match starts not before 15:00 GMT on 26 April.
  • What is the prize money for Madrid Open? WTA Madrid Open’s total prize money stands at €7,705,780.
  • Where can I watch Madrid Open 2023 in the UK? This match will be available on Amazon Prime for fans in the United Kingdom

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