Tournament: Australian Open

Location: Rod Laver Arena (Melbourne)

Match date: January 28, 2023

The final of the Australian Open is scheduled for January 28, in the decisive battle Elena Rybakina – Arina Sobolenko will meet, whose match prediction is published on the pages of our resource.

Rybakina has come a long way

Elena Rybakina, after winning the last Wimbledon, already felt that she could win big tournaments, now she has a chance for a second major in her career. At the start, the tennis player defeated Concharetto and Juvan, and then there were four opponents from the top 25. First, she defeated Collins in three sets, then world No. 1 Shventek. In the quarter-finals she defeated Elena Ostapenko, and in the semi-finals Victoria Azarenka. Rybakina is now 23 years old, the 25th rocket in the world and is at the peak of his form.

Merciless Sobolenko

This year is going well for the Belarusian, she won all matches in 2023. She first managed to win a tournament in Adelaide, where she got in shape, then did well at the Australian Open. Such a breakthrough has long been expected from the player, but this is only the first final in her career with a helmet, although Sobolenko won two Grand Slam tournaments in doubles. The tennis player is ranked fifth in the world rankings, so it’s time to win a serious tournament. Here Sobolenko has not yet given a single set to her rivals, defeating such tennis players as: Martintsova, Rogers, Mertens, Bencic, Vekic, Lynette.

Personal meetings

The tennis players played each other three times, in all cases Sobolenko won, but in all cases the result was 2:1. Rybakina also won once, but it was an exhibition match.

Match prediction