Tournament: WTA Miami

Location: Miami Gardens 9 (Miami)

Match date: March 27, 2023

Our experts follow the prestigious tennis tournament in Miami on an ongoing basis, so we have prepared an exclusive prediction for the match between Elena Rybakina and Eliza Mertens.

Rybakina has a good winning streak

The winner of Indian Wells is not going to rest, in Miami she advanced to the fourth round. I must say that at this tournament Rybakina has problems with great difficulty. In the second round, Anna Kalińska lost in three sets – 7:6, 4:6, 6:3. It was even harder in the third round, with a strong Spaniard Paula Badosa, here Rybakina lost the first set, lost 2:4 in the second, then regained a match point, but finally won – 3:6, 7:5, 6:3. The tennis player is currently in great shape and ranks seventh in the world rankings.

Mertens is short of tournament wins

The Belgian tennis player is known to fans of women’s tennis, she even won helmets, but she did it in pairs. This year, Mertens can boast of one semi-final in Monterrey. The player looks good in Miami, easily defeated American Parks – 6: 1, 6: 4, then defeated Kasatkina – 4: 6, 6: 2, 6: 2. In the last round Petru Martic managed to overtake – 6:4, 6:3. Mertens is ranked 39th in the world rankings and is currently 27 years old.

Personal meetings

The tennis players are quite familiar as they have played each other three times, Rybakina won both matches on hard and Mertens was stronger on clay.

Match prediction

F2 +5.5