Maria Sakkari vs Aryna Sabalenka Prediction and Odds: Mutua Madrid Open 2023

The stage is set for a high-octane clash as Maria Sakkari and Aryna Sabalenka, gear up to face each other in the semifinals of the Madrid Open. Sakkari, who reached the semifinals at the French Open last year, has been in sublime form this season, while Sabalenka remains one of the most consistent players on the tour in recent years. With their big serves, powerful groundstrokes, and aggressive playing styles, this promises to be an electrifying encounter.

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Maria Sakkari vs Aryna Sabalenka – Match Predictions

2-0 to Aryna Sabalenka

Aryna Sabalenka’s aggressive style of play coupled with her impressive form this season makes her the favorite heading into the semifinal against Maria Sakkari. Sakkari will not bow down to her and has managed wins against her but Sabalenka’s experience on clay and her current winning streak in the semifinals could prove too much for the Greek player to handle. With their head-to-head record standing at 5-3 in favour of Sabalenka, it’s likely that she will come out on top again, but it may take three sets to get the job done.

Over 20.5 Games

The semifinal match between Maria Sakkari and Aryna Sabalenka is shaping up to be a closely contested battle, and it’s likely to go the distance. With both players in great form and hungry for a place in the final, we can expect a tense and hard-fought encounter. Interestingly, both Sakkari and Sabaleka have forced their way to the semi-finals after three-set victories in the previous round, seeing Over 20.5 Games. While only one of their last five meetings has gone this distance, their current form dictates that fans will remain seated for a longer duration this time.

Maria Sakkari vs Aryna Sabalenka Preview

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

Maria Sakkari

In the past, Sakkari has struggled in Madrid with four of her six previous campaigns ending in qualifying or the first round, and her best result being a last-16 finish in 2021. The 9th-ranked star had to fight back after losing the first set against Irina-Camelia Begu in the quarterfinals. She saved three break points in the final set and won the match 6-7, 6-4, 6-2 after playing for nearly three hours. Sakkari is through to her eighth WTA 1000 semifinal and is aiming to reach her third final at this level. However, she has a tough record in the semifinals, with a painful 7-20 career record and three losses this year alone.

Aryna Sabalenka

Aryna Sabalenka managed to come back from a set down against Mayar Sherif in the quarterfinals of the Madrid Open. Although Sherif played remarkably well in the first set, Sabalenka dominated the following two sets and won the match 2-6, 6-2, 6-1. Sabalenka hasn’t faced any seeded players in the tournament so far and her opponents have included two wildcards ranked outside the top 100. She has won 27 matches this season, more than she did in the entirety of last year. Sabalenka has won 5 out of the 8 clay-court semifinals she has played and is currently on a five-semifinal winning streak.

Maria Sakkari vs Aryna Sabalenka Head to Head

Aryna Sabalenka and Maria Sakkari have faced each other eight times before, with Sabalenka leading 5-3. They played twice recently, with Sakkari winning at the WTA Finals and Sabalenka taking revenge in Indian Wells. They will meet on the red surface for the first time and Sabalenka is the clear favourite given her all-condition expertise.

Maria Sakkari vs Aryna Sabalenka Match Details

Aryna Sabalenka

  • When will this match start? This match starts not before 15:00 GMT on 4 May.
  • 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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