Marketa Vondrousova vs Elena Rybakina Prediction and Odds: Italian Open 2023

The fourth round of the Italian Open is set to witness an exciting showdown between Marketa Vondrousova and Elena Rybakina. The two players have been playing some outstanding tennis of late, and it will be interesting to see who comes out on top in this encounter. Read our WTA Italian Open predictions in this article.

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.

Marketa Vondrousova vs Elena Rybakina – Match Predictions

Elena Rybakina to Win

Despite being the favourite among bookmakers, we are predicting that Vondrousova will fall to Rybakina. Vondrousova won their last match and prefers to play on clay, giving her an advantage in this matchup. On the other hand, with a much more rounded playing style, Rybakina is well-rested after Anna Kalinskaya withdrew in her last match, giving her a physical edge over Vondrousova. In addition, Rybakina has shown her ability to go deep in competitions, reaching the final of the Australian Open and triumphing at Indian Wells. Based on this, it is difficult to bet against her in this duel.

2-0 to Elena Rybakina

Only three of Vondrousova’s last ten matches have seen extended time on the court with three sets being played. On the other hand, Rybakina has only seen one of her ten fixtures see blows exchanged and a deciding set needed. The duo have a very similar win-loss record in this period, Rybakina winning seven matches while Vondrousova’s tally reads on more. It is the former, whom we favour in triumphing and expect to see the scoreline read 2-0 in favour of Rybakina.

Marketa Vondrousova 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.

Marketa Vondrousova

Despite being placed outside the top 50, Marketa Vondrousova is one of the more impressive players on clay in 2023. The Czech left-hander has reached the fourth round of the Rome Masters, after defeating Bianca Andreescu and Maria Sakkari. She used her drop shot and lob to great effect in the previous rounds, and fans will be looking forward to it again as she takes the court against a top contender in Elena Rybakina.

Elena Rybakina

Elena Rybakina’s impressive form on the WTA Tour continues in 2023. The reigning Wimbledon champion was beaten in the Australian Open final by Aryna Sabalenka. Rybakina avenged her defeat against the world number 2 in the Indian Wells. She is known for her power and aggression, preferring to hit the ball hard and flat from both wings in this fourth-round affair.

Marketa Vondrousova vs Elena Rybakina Head to Head

This is the second meeting between Marketa Vondrousova and Elena Rybakina on the WTA tour. The Czech ace won in straight sets in the 2021 edition of the Moscow Open.

Marketa Vondrousova vs Elena Rybakina Match Details

Italian Open Weather

  • 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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