Victoria Azarenka vs Danielle Collins prediction and odds: Italian Open 2024

Victoria Azarenka vs Danielle Collins prediction and odds: Italian Open 2024
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You’ve got to love the later stages of 1000-level tournaments. This is when the big dogs face one another, and it’s when my tennis predictions today can get a little more creative! As for the focus here, I’ve chosen Azarenka vs Collins – a quarter-final clash in the Italian Open. Check out my tips for this match within. 

Our favourite Victoria Azarenka vs Danielle Collins predictions

This quarter-final contest has all of the makings of a top-quality, high-adrenaline match-up. We have the veteran, Azarenka, taking on the talented American, Danielle Collins, and both players have produced fine tennis to reach this round. As for their form, suitability on clay, and previous encounters, I’ve weighed these factors up to create the following predictions:

Collins to win @ 4/9 (1.44)

Whatever has happened with Collins in recent months, I’m sure the rest of the WTA Tour would like to know! She’s transformed her game to become a true gladiator of the circuit, and she’s barely lost matches of late. So, for me, her form and overall confidence suggest she will beat Azarenka here. 

Collins -2.5 games handicap @ 8/13 (1.62)

Given that I think Collins has Azarenka’s number in this match, I feel it is a logical move to cover the -2.5 games market too. This market should pull through as long as Collins is able to establish a break or two in a straight sets victory. And in my opinion, this is a likely outcome. 

Victoria Azarenka vs Danielle Collins odds

Azarenka has a 38.10% chance of victory in this quarter-final match. As for Collins, the probability that she beats Azarenka is 69.20% – based on the latest odds. 

Two warriors set to do battle in the Rome quarter-finals

Let’s switch things up now and move from predictions to previews ahead of this match.

Victoria Azarenka preview

Azarenka has fought hard to reach the quarter-finals of the 2024 Italian Open. She came through two three-set contests in her opening two matches before taking out the 5th seed, Sakkari, in the last match. Clearly, she’s playing great tennis, but she could be fatigued coming into this one.

Danielle Collins preview

With two tournament wins from her last three, Collins is riding a serious wave of form right now. She’s looked red hot on the clay of Rome, too, beating all of her previous three opponents in straight sets. Additionally, she seems extra determined to keep this form going, and she’s knocking on the door of being a top 10 player if she keeps this momentum.

Azarenka vs Collins head to head

These two have only played each other twice in the past. Both matches were a long time ago, too, so I doubt that they have much bearing on the outcome of this one. Nevertheless, the results of these previous encounters mean that the head-to-head is poised at 1-1 between Azarenka and Collins.

Key match details

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  • Match Schedule – May 15th, 10:00 GMT
  • Venue – Rome, Italy
  • Viewing Options – Sky Sports, Tennis TV

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