Sofia Kenin vs Aryna Sabalenka Prediction and Odds: Italian Open 2023

The Italian Open continues with an exciting second-round clash between Sofia Kenin and Aryna Sabalenka. Kenin, the 2020 Australian Open champion, faces a tough challenge in the current Australian Open champion, Sabalenka. With both players looking to make a statement on clay ahead of the French Open, this promises to be an intriguing matchup. Read our Italian Open predictions in this article.

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Sofia Kenin vs Aryna Sabalenka – Match Predictions

2-0 to Aryna Sabalenka

For all her gifts, Kenin is not the player she used to be. While she tries valiantly for a comeback, she has been spurned at recent opportunities. Prior to the Rome Masters kickoff, she was 1-2 on the red surface. Her prior meetings with Sabalenka ended in defeats and this encounter will end with a similar conclusion. Expect a straight-sets defeat for Kenin as Sabalenka marches on in the Italian Open.

Under 18.5 Games

Mayar Sharif and Iga Swiatek are two players who gave Sabalenka a problem in recent weeks, forcing three-set affairs and giving her a long night on the court. Everyone else has been swatted aside with ease, with the Belarusian ace conserving energy for deep runs in competitions. She has proven to be difficult to be tamed and Kenin has learnt this the hard way. The American is far from playing at her optimal level and will be dealt with ease. Based on this, we expect a swift conclusion to this game, one that finished with Under 18.5 Games.

Sofia Kenin 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.

Sofia Kenin

Sofia Kenin played a long match against Cristina Bucsa, lasting three hours. Although she saved nine set points in the second set, she eventually lost the set and had to rally in the third set to win the match. Kenin has had a tough season, winning only 10 matches and losing 10, but it’s still better than last year when she won only four matches out of 17. She has previously played at the Rome tournament, making it to the third round in 2019 but losing in the first round in the past two years. Getting back into the top 100 will be her priority but Kenin still has a long way to go.

Aryna Sabalenka

Aryna Sabalenka is dominating this season as the top player. She won the Madrid Open for the second time by defeating Iga Swiatek and also avenged her loss at the Stuttgart final. As the current world No. 2, Sabalenka leads in match wins this season and is the first player to win three titles, including the Australian Open and Adelaide. Sabalenka has won multiple matches in all seven tournaments, with a record of 29 wins and 4 losses this season.

Sofia Kenin vs Aryna Sabalenka Head to Head

Duels between Sofia Kenin and Aryna Sabalenka have gone in one, in favour of the Belarusian star.

  • 09/10/18 Aryna Sabalenka won 2-1 (WTA Tianjin, Hard)
  • 26/09/18 Aryna Sabalenka won 2-0 (WTA Wuhan, Hard)

Sofia Kenin vs Aryna Sabalenka Match Details

Aryna Sabalenka

  • When will this match start? This match starts not before 15:00 GMT on 9 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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