Aryna Sabalenka vs Elena Rybakina preview, prediction | Australian Open 2023

Belarusian Aryna Sabalenka will play against the representative of Kazakhstan Elena Rybakina in the final of the Australian Open. The match will take place on January 28, starting at 08:30 GMT.

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Australian Open 2023

Aryna Sabalenka vs Elena Rybakina

Match Details

Date: January 28, 2023.

Tournament: Australian Open 2023.

Round: Final.

Venue: Melbourne Park, Melbourne, Australia.

Category: Grand Slam.

Prize money: A$76,500,000.

Aryna Sabalenka, meanwhile, reached the final at the Grand Slam tournament for the first time. Thanks to this, the tennis player will become the second racket of the world.

Arina still has not lost a single set, and her winning streak is already ten matches. At the beginning of the month, the 24-year-old tennis player took the title in Adelaide.

In the first match, Sobolenko defeated Teresa Martintsova, then there were victories over Shelby Rogers and Eliza Mertens. In the fourth round, Sobolenko defeated Belinda Bencic, and in the quarterfinals she defeated Donna Vekic.

In the semi-final, Arina defeated Magda Lynette. The Polish tennis player had a great first set, enduring a tie-break, but in the second game she took only two games.

Aryna Sabalenka

Elena Rybakina reached the final of the Grand Slam tournament for the second time. Last year, the tennis player became the champion of Wimbledon.

Elena started the current tournament with a victory over the Italian Elisabetta Caccharetto – 7:5, 6:3. After that, the tennis player from Kazakhstan easily defeated the Slovenian Kaya Juvan – 6:2, 6:1.

In the third round, she will defeat the American Danielle Collins – 6:2, 5:7, 6:2. This is so far the only match in which the 23-year-old tennis player has lost a set.

The key was the victory over Iga Shventek in the fourth round – 6:4, 6:4. Rybakina in this match played perfectly on her serve.

In the quarterfinals, Elena calmly stopped the Latvian tennis player Alen Ostapenko – 6:2, 6:4.

And in the semi-finals – Belarusian Victoria Azarenka (7:6, 6:3). Despite the fact that two sets were enough for Rybakina here, the match turned out to be quite nervous, especially in the first game.

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Head to Head

Arina Sobolenko is ahead of Elena Rybakina in their personal confrontation with a score of (3-0). At the same time, all three meetings between the duet were equal.

Elena Rybakina


Aryna Sabalenka win 1.79Elena Rybakina win 2.07

All previous opponents of Sobolenko in this tournament admitted that they could not cope with the power of the Belarusian, especially with her gorgeous forehand.

But in this case, we can assume that Arina will not be able to stop Rybakina at the expense of power. The fact is that Elena is also doing well in this regard.

This time Sobolenko will face a serious test. Both tennis players will fight for the championship, but Elena Rybakina has more chances.

Prediction: Elena Rybakina to win in three sets.

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