Marketa Vondrousova vs Sloane Stephens prediction and odds: Cincinnati Open 2023

All eyes will be on Center Court as Marketa Vondrousova and Sloane Stephens go head-to-head on Thursday. Which of these players will advance to the quarter-final of the Western & Southern Open?

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Marketa Vondrousova vs Sloane Stephens – match predictions

As Marketa Vondrousova and Sloane Stephens go head-to-head for the first time today, these are our predictions and tips for this match

Marketa Vondrousova to take it in three sets

We’ve been impressed by Marketa Vondrousova’s performances in recent weeks; she put on a solid performance at the Wimbledon Championships last month, winning her first career grand slam title in the process. As it stands, the Czech player has 11 wins in her last 12 matches, and six of her last seven wins came in straight sets. However, Sloane Stephens isn’t exactly a pushover; the American held her own against World number 6 Caroline Garcia yesterday, and has put up a fairly good run of results these past couple of months. That said, while we expect Vondrousova to emerge victorious, we believe that Sloane Stephens will take one set in the process.

At least 21 games

Next, let’s take a look at the over/under games market. We’ve already established that we expect this match to end in maximum sets. That said, we would like to back up that prediction by taking the over 20.5 games option. Given how well both players have fared these past couple of months, we don’t think this will be a one-sided contest. As a matter of fact, this match could end in two sets, and still go comfortably above the 20.5 games line. On that note, we’re taking the over option here.

Marketa Vondrousova vs Sloane Stephens preview

With our Marketa Vondrousova vs Sloane Stephens predictions out of the way, let’s see how these players fared in the previous rounds of this competition.

Marketa Vondrousova

Marketa Vondrousova faced Katerina Siniakova and Anastasia Potapova in the first two rounds of this tournament; she dominated both players, beating them in straight sets. The Czech player will set her sights on a quarter-final spot, and she’ll fancy her chances against Sloane Stephens.

Sloane Stephens

On the other hand, Sloane Stephens had to go through Caroline Garcia and Elisabetta Cocciaretto in the previous two rounds, surrendering one set in the process. The former World number 3 has a tough task ahead of her, as she takes on an in-form Marketa Vondrousova. It’ll be interesting to see how Stephens matches up against the Czech player.

Marketa Vondrousova vs Sloane Stephens head to head

Marketa Vondrousova and Sloane Stephens will meet for the first time today; this is a bit surprising considering these players have been on tour for a few years, and have both been ranked inside the top 10.

Marketa Vondrousova vs Sloane Stephens match details

Aug 16, 2022; Cincinnati, OH, USA; General view of of Center Court for the Serena Willams (USA) and Emma Raducanu (GBR) match at the Western & Southern Open at the at the Lindner Family Tennis Center. Mandatory Credit: Susan Mullane-USA TODAY Sports/Sipa USA - Photo by Icon sport
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  • Where can I watch the Cincinnati Open in the United Kingdom? You can catch all the action live on Amazon Prime if you reside in the UK.
  • When will the Vondrousova vs Stephens match start? This match is scheduled for 16:00 BST on Thursday 17th August.
  • On which court will this match be played? These players will clash at the Cincinnati Open’s Center Court.
  • Who is the favourite between Marketa Vondrousova and Sloane Stephens? Marketa Vondrousova is favoured over her American opponent.

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