- The quarterfinals of the 2023 Australian Open will begin on Monday
- All four quarterfinal matches for women’s singles will be played
- Take a look below for match odds and best bet predictions
The first weekend of the 2023 Australian Open will come to a close tonight, which will round out the quarterfinals for women’s singles play. Elena Rybakina and Jelena Ostapenko will compete in the first match of the day tomorrow, with timing still TBD. This will be the third meeting between these two players.
Read below for match odds, how each player has done in the tournament, and what we might be able to expect from this matchup.
Elena Rybakina vs Jelena Ostapenko Odds
| Elena Rybakina||-3.5 (-115)||-230||Ov 21.5 (-105)|
| Jelena Ostapenko||+3.5 (-115)||+175||Un 21.5 (-125)|
Both players have seen their 2023 Australian Open odds shorten as they’ve continued through the first week of the tournament. Neither are the favorite to win it all, but that can all change the longer they compete.
Rybakina Defeats Iga Swiatek
The 2022 Wimbledon champion defeated top seed and World No. 1 Swiatek in the fourth round of the Aussie Open. Rybakina upset Swiatek with a straight set win, defeating her 6-4, 6-4 in just an hour and a half.
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— wta (@WTA) January 22, 2023
With the win, Rybakina earned a sport in her first Australian Open quarterfinal. Let’s talk about how she did it.
Swiatek wasn’t a complete stranger to Rybakina, the two had played each other back in 2021. But this time, Rybakina was able to jump out to an early lead. But up against Swiatek, no lead is too big, and the Pole managed to even it out 2-2. Rybakina had the upper hand with her serve. She managed to win 79 percent of her first-service points in that first set, whereas Swiatek only managed 63 percent.
After securing the first set, Swiatek attempted to come out strong, but again Rybakina managed to outplay her opponent with 11 winners and nine unforced errors, while Swiatek had six winners with eight unforced errors.
Ostapenko End Coco Gauff’s Run
Gauff was up there as one of the favorites to win the tournament, but Ostapenko managed to end her run with a straight set win on Saturday. Ostapenko beat the American 7-5, 6-3.
— #AusOpen (@AustralianOpen) January 22, 2023
Ultimately Ostapenko outplayed her opponent. Gauff couldn’t get much of a read, and when the 25-year old is putting up an 80 win percentage on her first serve, it’s hard to catch a break.
It’s been five years since Ostapenko has competed in a major quarterfinal. The last time was the 2017 French Open, where she went on to win the title. And with her win over Guaff, she became the first Latvian women’s player to reach the quarterfinals at the Aussie Open.
These two have faced each other twice before with their latest match happening in 2021. Ostapenko does hold the edge with the 2-0 head-to-head record.
Elena Rybakina vs Jelena Ostapenko Head-to-Head Stats
Rybakina vs Ostapenko Pick
Despite their head-to-head record, Ostapenko is not the favorite heading into this match, and there are a few reasons for that. Consistency being a big one. She hasn’t been able to find much of a groove coming into 2023, and that’s carried into Australia.
But, Rybakina has also tighten up her game quite a bit since the last time they saw each other, including winning a Grand Slam.
Both players will be coming into the match with big serves and heavy offense, so regardless of the winner, look for the match to go three sets.
Best Bet: Over 2.5 (+130)
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