Venue: Margaret Court Arena, Melbourne
21.01.2023, @06:15 AM (+03:00 UTC)
Tennis is a sport that is full of amazing prizes and the elite players end up earning a lot by the end of it. There are various events that present the opportunity for players to showcase their talent but nothing rivals the charm of the Major tournaments such as US Open, French Open, Wimbledon, and the Australian Open. The Australian Open has been around for more than 100 years. In this game of the Australian Open, Aryna Sabalenka will take on Elise Mertens.Claim Your Sign-Up Bonus!
Sabalenka comes into the match after an easy 6-3, 6-1 win against Shelby Rogers in the Second Round. Aryna was outmatched in terms of service points area as Rogers nailed seven Aces and had a 37:34 points advantage. However, she did a great job on her return and eked out a 41:15 receiving points advantage. Aryna is yet to drop a set and hasn’t lost more than four games in a set, and also did a great job in the first round against Tereza Martincova. Sabalenka has been in awesome touch, having won WTA Finals and coming into the tournament after lifting the Adelaide International Trophy. She is finally living up to the hype placed upon her.
Mertens comes into the contest after defeating Lauren Davis 6-4, 6-3 in the Second Round. Mertens played one of her well-strategized games, eking out a 17:14 receiving points advantage and a 33-28 service points advantage. Mertens has done a great job thus far and her initial round win against tough Garbine Muguruza reached the final set and showcased her typical strong baseline defensive game. She came in this tournament after an average rhythm, not making deep runs in any tournament but she has many times turned her game up during major tournaments.
Aryna Sabalenka vs Elise Mertens Head-to-Head
Sabalenka and Mertens have met eight times thus far and Saba has won six of those battles.
Expert Betting Tips
Both the Head-to-Head and current form favors Sabalenka who is in the best rhythm of her life and has even defeated players ranked higher than her. This deep into the tournament her chances are still boisterous so Mertens can end up losing big here. I predict a straight-set win for Aryna here.