Sloane Stephens vs Nadia Podoroska Prediction and Odds: Italian Open 2023

The Italian Open continues with an exciting match between Sloane Stephens and Nadia Podoroska. Both players have had relative success on clay court events and will be coming to make a statement in Rome. Read our Italian Open predictions in this article.

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Sloane Stephens vs Nadia Podoroska – Match Predictions

2-1 to Sloane Stephens

With each player possessing unique strengths and styles of play, this match promises to be a thrilling battle. Sloane Stephens’ recent WTA Challenger win in Saint-Malo was a statement of intent, proving that she’s in excellent form heading into the Italian Open. On the other hand, Nadia Podoroska has put up a strong fight in her last two losses, taking them to three sets. Stephens’ newfound confidence and momentum make her a strong contender to win this match, giving us an exciting spectacle that will finish in a three-set victory for Stephens.

Over 20.5 Games

With two players of this calibre, this match is expected to be a closely contested battle that will likely last beyond the 20-game mark. Both Sloane Stephens and Nadia Podoroska have shown impressive form recently, the former triumphing in hard-fought affairs while the latter forcing the issue in ensuring her duels go the distance. It’s difficult to imagine this match being any different, so fans should brace themselves for an exciting clash that’s likely to see over 20.5 games.

Sloane Stephens vs Nadia Podoroska Preview

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

Sloane Stephens

After bring routed in the first round of Indian Wells, Miami Open and Madrid Open, there was good news for Sloane Stephens fans. The American triumphed in the WTA Challenger Saint-Malo, making little work of Getty Minnen. The Belgian had no answer to her all-around game, facing the same fate as Elina Svitolina and Jessika Ponchet. She is ranked higher than Podoroska and will have to give a good account of her abilities to prove her Saint-Malo triumph was not a fluke.

Nadia Podoroska

The former French Open semi-finalist is far removed from the women’s elite. She has struggled to give her best on the tour which is evidenced by her 10-5 record on the clay court in 2023. Despite this, she added a tournament win in 2023, adding the ITF Cali to her trophy cabinet. The Argentine can cause her problems and her ability to hit powerful groundstrokes from both wings can cause Stephens problems.

Sloane Stephens vs Nadia Podoroska Head to Head

This is the first meeting between Sloane Stephens vs Nadia Podoroska on the ATP tour.

Sloane Stephens vs Nadia Podoroska Match Details

Italian Open

  • When will this match start? This match starts not before 15:00 GMT on 6 May.
  • What is the prize money for Italian Open? ATP Italian Open’s total prize money stands at €7,705,780.
  • 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.

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