Karolina Muchova vs Aryna Sabalenka prediction and odds: Cincinnati Open 2023

Karolina Muchova vs Aryna Sabalenka prediction and odds: Cincinnati Open 2023
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The Cincinnati Open reaches a crucial stage with a semifinal clash between Muchova and Sabalenka. Sabalenka’s dominant display against Jabeur showcased her determination to succeed, while Muchova’s path to her first WTA 1000 semifinal involved overcoming her compatriot Bouzkova’s retirement.  Get the latest tennis betting tips and predictions here.

Our favourite Karolina Muchova vs Aryna Sabalenka predictions

Aryna Sabalenka to win 2-0 @ 11/10 (2.10)

The h2h between Sabalenka and Muchova stands at 1-1 adding fuel to their already high stakes meeting. The Belarusian triumphed in the hard court meeting in Zhuhai while Muchova triumphed on the red surface of Roland Garros. The Czech ace comes on the back of a retirement by compatriot Bouzkova in the quarter-finals where she was leading 3-0. On the other hand, Sabalenka easily navigated Wimbledon finalist, Jabeur in straight sets. Given the pedigree of the world number 2 and a probable meeting with Iga Swiatek in the final, we are backing Sabalenka in this duel.

Under 20.5 total games @ 1/1 (2.00)

Each of Muchova’s completed wins in the Western & Southern Open have come in three sets. As Sabalenka has moved deeper into the event, she has raised her game and comes on the back of straight-set victories over Kasatkina and Jabeur. With their meeting on the Zhuhai hard courts also finishing in straight sets in favour of Sabalenka, we are backing the world number 2 to register a similar victory and book her place in the finals.

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

Sabalenka to edge ahead in a balanced 1-1 record?

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

Karolina Muchova

Muchova’s recent run in the tournament reflects her resurgence on the court. Overcoming challenging opponents, she reached her first WTA 1000 semifinal after a week of demanding matches. Her ability to navigate tough situations and secure victories highlights her improved form. This comes on the back of her third round exit in the Canadian Open where Iga Swiatek ended her adventures in a competitive three-set ousting.

Aryna Sabalenka

Sabalenka put her third-round exit in Montreal at the hands of Liudmila Samsonova behind her in style, making little work of anyone who has stood across the net. The Belarusian ace enters the semifinals with strong recent performances on her side. She secured her spot after avenging a Wimbledon loss against Jabeur with a convincing victory. Throughout the tournament, she has showcased her powerful shots and tactical play, indicating her determination to succeed.

Karolina Muchova vs Aryna Sabalenka head to head

The head-to-head rivalry between Muchova and Sabalenka is marked by a balanced 1-1 record. Sabalenka secured the upper hand in their initial clash at the 2019 WTA Elite Trophy in Zhuhai, while Muchova proved her ability to challenge with a comeback victory in their recent French Open encounter.

Key match details

Karolina Muchova
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  • Date and time 19th August, 18:30 GMT
  • Venue: Lindner Family Tennis Center.
  • Where to watch in UK: Amazon Prime

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