Magda Linette vs Sloane Stephens prediction and odds: Rouen Open 2024

Magda Linette vs Sloane Stephens prediction and odds: Rouen Open 2024
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Our tennis predictions today cover finals across numerous events. And right here, I’m concentrating on the finals of the Rouen Open between Linette and Stephens. Neither player was expected to be in the final, yet this makes for a thrilling battle. So, let me run through my tips now.

Our favourite Magda Linette vs Sloane Stephens predictions

I always love the clay court period. It’s a time when underdog victories come through thick and fast, and this has helped both Linette and Stephens reach the final of the 2024 Rouen Open. That said, Stephens is favoured to win today with her ranking of 39, although Kostyuk has been in great form.

With this in mind, let me share my predictions now:

Three total sets @ 6/4 (2.50)

I know that Stephens is heavily favoured today, but I don’t think it will be as straightforward as some people think. After all, Stephens hasn’t fought for many titles in recent years. And Kostyuk is clearly playing great tennis, so nerves are inevitable – not to mention Kostyuk will have confidence following her win over Kalinina.

Stephens to win 2-1 @ 29/10 (3.90)

Since I’m shooting for a three-set contest today, I’m following this up with a 2-1 prediction for Stephens to win. As referenced above, I think Kostyuk will make the match very tough for the American, and it will be a physical battle. But with Stephens’ powerful groundstrokes, I think she will pull it out of the bag in the decider.

Magda Linette vs Sloane Stephens odds

Linette has just a 34.80% chance of winning today, based on the latest odds. But for Stephens, this probability is higher at 73.30%.

Stephens locked in for title against Kostyuk

Moving away from the predictions now, let me provide further insight into Stephens and Kostyuk before this final arrives.

Magda Linette preview

Magda Linette is unseeded in this event, which makes it all the more surprising that she’s competing in the final today. However, she deserves to be there, especially after her win against the 3rd seed, Kalinina, in the semi-finals. But with four matches played already, including the tough battle to overcome Kalinina, I do wonder how much she has left in the tank.

Sloane Stephens preview

Stephens has been regaining some form in recent weeks. And concerning her results on the indoor clay of Rouen, they’ve been impressive. She’s lost just one set all week, and she’s taken out the likes of Pliskova, Yuan, and Garcia without too much trouble. So, if she keeps those groundstrokes flowing in the final, she has every chance of victory.

Linette vs Stephens head to head

Interestingly, the head-to-head records between these two show a 3-0 lead for Sloane Stephens. However, none of these matches were recent, and the latest clash between these two was back in 2019 – five years ago. Still, the records show that Stephens has never lost a set to Linette.

Key match details

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  • Match Schedule – April 21st, 14:00 GMT
  • Venue – Rouen, France
  • Viewing Options – Sky Sports, Tennis TV

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