Veronika Kudermetova vs Anhelina Kalinina Prediction and Odds: Italian Open 2023

The Italian Open semi-finals are set to witness a thrilling encounter between Veronika Kudermetova and Anhelina Kalinina. As they take centre stage, both players will be eager to claim victory and secure a spot in the final, promising a highly competitive and enthralling battle. Read our WTA Italian Open predictions in this article.

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Veronika Kudermetova vs Anhelina Kalinina – Match Predictions

Veronika Kudermetova to Win

In what promises to be a thrilling showdown, Veronika Kudermetova holds the advantage over Anhelina Kalinina in their upcoming clash. Despite both players enduring marathon matches in their previous rounds, Kudermetova’s higher ranking and recent success give her the edge. Prior to her success in Rome, Kalinina had lost five of her last six fixtures. With the Russian having secured her second consecutive WTA 1000 semifinal, Kudermetova’s mental and physical resilience will play a pivotal role in her victory over the determined Ukrainian.

Over 20.5 Games

Fans should brace themselves for a captivating clash, as both Veronika Kudermetova and Anhelina Kalinina have shown their ability to engage in thrilling three-set battles. With their recent performances in mind, it is highly likely that their upcoming duel will exceed the 20.5 games mark. Not only were their last meetings three-set affairs, they also saw tiebreakers, adding confidence in our pick. Add to this, Kudermetova’s tenacity and Kalinina’s resilience should ensure a closely contested match, packed with intense rallies and momentum swings that will keep spectators on the edge of their seats.

Veronika Kudermetova vs Anhelina Kalinina Preview

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

Veronika Kudermetova

Veronika Kudermetova fought hard to secure a victory against Zheng Qinwen. The gruelling two-and-a-half-hour match saw the Russian ace show composure when faced with a potential break, ultimately winning 3-6, 6-3, 6-4. This triumph marks her second WTA 1000 semifinal in consecutive weeks. Kudermetova has impressed this year at Foro Italico, navigating through tough three-set battles and achieving straight-set victories against tough opponents.

Anhelina Kalinina

Anhelina Kalinina played one of the most memorable matches of the season against Beatriz Haddad Maia. The duel lasted an impressive three hours and 41 minutes, draining everything from the duo for a place in the semi-finals. Despite losing the first set after being ahead 4-0, she staged a remarkable comeback from a 0-3 deficit in the third set, ultimately winning 6-7, 7-6, 6-3. This achievement marks a significant milestone for the Ukrainian, as it is only her second career semifinal appearance, with her last one dating back nearly two years ago.

Veronika Kudermetova vs Anhelina Kalinina Head to Head

This is the third meeting between Veronika Kudermetova and Anhelina Kalinina on the ATP tour with both stars claiming one victory apiece. They will be looking to tilt their H2H balance in their favour, increasing the stakes for this duel.

  • 20/02/23 Anhelina Kalinina won 2-1 (Dubai, Hard)
  • 09/11/21 Veronika Kudermetova won 2-1 (Linz, Indoor Hard)

Veronika Kudermetova vs Anhelina Kalinina Match Details

Italian Open

  • When will this match start? This match starts not before 12:00 GMT on 19 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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