For Barbara, the tournament in Austin is the second of the season in Nowy Świat. Earlier, the Russian reached the 1/8 finals of the tournament in Merida, Mexico, where she lost in three sets to the American Sloane Stevens. At Austin, Gracheva has four wins in four games. Varvara eliminated from the tournament Lynette, a Pole, Blinkova, and two Americans, Stevens and Volynets. The semi-final with Wołyniec lasted two hours and 26 minutes, 6:4, 5:7, 6:4 in favor of Gracheva. Barbara’s stats in that match: 0/3 aces/doubles, 64%/33% serve points, 49%/57% reception points. Gracheva lost three sets in the tournament.

For the Ukrainian, the tournament in Austin is the first of the season in Nowy Świat. Previously, Marta played in Asia: in Thailand, Abu Dhabi and Dubai, she did not win anywhere. In Austin, Kostyuk won four matches, knocked out Hungarian tennis player Galfi, Americans Brengle and Collins, German Friedsam. Marta lost only one set during the tournament. The semi-final with Collins lasted an hour and 25 minutes and Marta won it 6:4, 6:3. During the match, the Ukrainian had four aces and seven double faults, scoring 64% on the first serve and 59% on the second. Acceptance statistics: 32% / 54%.

Tennis player Rating Total number of matches in 2023 wins failures
Varvara Gracheva 88 19 eleven 8
Marta Kostyuk 52 20 14 6

The girls played each other four times, twice on clay and twice on hard. Gracheva took victories on clay Saint-Malo and Chicago hard, Kostiuk won the 2021 French Open and the tournament in Cairo.

Both girls are in good shape, both have a great desire to win the tournament in Austin. The bookmakers are on the side of the Ukrainian, but we note that in this confrontation the result is 2:2, i.e. none of the competitors has an advantage in the class. We believe that based on the exposed line, it is worth betting on the outsider in this pair, we are waiting for a tight match, we will not be surprised if the fate of the title will be decided in the third set.

The main tip is for Gracheva to win with a handicap (4.5) of 1.67