Here’s a look at the preview and our prediction for the Italian Open semifinal clash between Iga Swiatek and Aryna Sabalenka.
Iga Swiatek’s performances so far at Italian Open 2022
World No. 1 Iga Swiatek is proving to be too good for anyone in the women’s division at the moment. The Pole is in the form of her life and as ruthless as ever. Swiatek began her Italian Open campaign with a comfortable win over Elena-Gabriela Ruse in the first round before blitzing past Victoria Azarenka in the second round. On Friday, she thwarted Bianca Andreescu in straight sets as well to reach the last 4 of the Italian Open.
Aryna Sabalenka’s performances so far at Italian Open 2022
Meanwhile, Aryna Sabalenka has also had a turn in fortunes recently and found some much-needed form heading into her clash against Swiatek. The Belarusian beat Zhang Shuai 6-2, 6-0 in the round of 32 before easing past Jessica Pegula in the last 16. Her quarterfinal encounter against Amanda Anisimova was a tight test but she managed to overcome the American in three sets.
|Date||Saturday, May 14th|
|Court type||Outdoor clay court|
|Watch||ATP tour official website/ Tennis TV|
|Start time||3:30 PM IST|
|Match details||Semifinal match|
Head to Head and Predictions
Swiatek and Sabalenka have faced each other on three occasions in the past and the Pole holds a 2-1 H2H advantage over her opponent on Saturday.
Given the rich vein of form Swiatek is in right now, she seems to be the favourite to win this match. Our prediction is a win in straight sets for the World No.1
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