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The Guadalajara Open promises more tennis fireworks as former world No. 3, Sloane Stephens, faces off against the rising Colombian sensation, Emiliana Arango, in a second-round battle filled with contrasting stories. Don’t miss out on the latest updates and expert betting advice for the Guadalajara Open 2023.
Our favourite Sloane Stephens vs Emiliana Arango – match predictions
- 1 Our favourite Sloane Stephens vs Emiliana Arango – match predictions
- 2 Stephens vs Arango: Clash of experience and aspiration in Guadalajara
- 3 Key match details
Stephens returns to familiar Mexican territory with a hard-fought win over compatriot Ann Li, while Arango scripts her biggest victory yet by toppling 11th seed Anastasia Potapova.
2-0 to Sloane Stephens @ 3/4 (1.75)
While her recent performances have been mixed, Sloane remains a formidable presence with her wealth of experience, making her a formidable contender in Guadalajara. She will be up against Arango, who enters the clash with nothing to lose in her maiden WTA 1000 main draw campaign. As the young upstart challenges the more experienced Stephens, we are backing experience to triumph against Arrango. It will be a quick humbling, one that sees Stephens register her second successive 2-0 victory.
Over 20.5 Games @ 83/100 (1.83)
Ann Li made Sloane to sweat in their round one meeting. Emiliana will force a similar workout by the American ace after impressing in her 19-game victory over Potapova. Stephens should be better prepared for the Colombian but it will not be an easy victory with Arango having nothing to lose. Based on this, we expect the match to go the distance as blows are exchanged with over 20.5 games played.
The odds in this article were correct at the time of writing, and the odds are subject to change. We recommend checking with your bookmaker before placing a bet.
Stephens vs Arango: Clash of experience and aspiration in Guadalajara
Our predictions for this match have now been established, let’s see how these players have fared so far this season for the latest tennis betting tips and predictions here.
Sloane Stephens preview
Sloane enters the match with an impressive history in Guadalajara, boasting nine career wins in the city, including a WTA 250 title and a WTA 1000 quarterfinal appearance in 2022. However, she has a 10-13 win-loss record on hard courts in 2023, with modest quarterfinal showings in Merida, Austin, and Cleveland being her best results so far.
Emiliana Arango preview
Emiliana made waves with her breakthrough victory over 11th seed Anastasia Potapova, a match in which she displayed remarkable determination and created 17 breakpoints, converting five to claim her maiden top-80 scalp. This marks her third tour-level main draw win of the season, showcasing her rapid progress from a ranking as low as 444th to a career-best 166.
Sloane Stephens vs Emiliana Arango head to head
Sloane Stephens and Emiliana Arango have never faced each other before, setting the stage for an intriguing first encounter.
Key match details
- When will this match start? This match starts at 19:00 GMT on 19 September.
- Where is the match being played? Panamerican Tennis Center will host the Guadalajara Open 2023.
- Who is the reigning Guadalajara Open champion? Jessica Pegula is the reigning Guadalajara Open champion.
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