Both Vondrousova and Sabalenka are entering their prime and tonight’s match may give a direction to their season. The two will meet in the third round of the Australian Open at Margaret Court Arena in Melbourne on January 21, 2022.
- Marketa Vondrousova vs Aryna Sabalenka
- Tennis – Australian Open, Third round
- Date – 21/1/2022
- Starting time – Second match from 7 PM ET
- Venue: Margaret Court Arena, Melbourne, Australia
Marketa Vondrousova Stats & Form
Marketa Vondrousova is currently 41st at the WTA rankings which doesn’t really show her quality. The 22-year-old has been ranked as high as No. 14 and hasn’t won a tournament since 2017.
Vondrousova finished 2021 with a 32-19 record including 21-10 on hard surface.
She started 2022 with a 3-1 record. She defeated Viktorija Golubic in Adelaide before losing to Ana Konjuh.
At the Australian Open, Vondrousova went through the first two rounds without dropping a set. First, she defeated Pricillia Hon, ranked 221 in the world, by 6-2, 6-3 and later Ludmilla Samsonova by 6-2, 7-5. She played a total of 160 minutes so far at the tournament.
Marketa Vondrousova News
Vondrousova made her debut at the Australian Open in 2018 and last year she reached round 16 where she lost to Su-Wei Hsieh.
Aryna Sabalenka Stats & Form
Aryna Sabalenka is ranked No. 2 in the world but still hasn’t gone further than semifinals at the Grand Slam tournaments.
The 23-year-old finished 2021 with a 45-18 record including 24-11 on hard surface. She won two tournaments, in Madrid and Abu Dhabi.
The Belarus started 2022 with a 2-2 record. She lost both matches prior the Australian Open, 7-6, 6-1 to Kaja Juvan and 5-7, 6-1, 7-5 to Rebecca Peterson.
In Melbourne, she needed three sets and come from behind victories in both of the previous rounds. First, she defeated Storm Sanders 5-7, 6-3, 6-2 and then Xinyu Wang by 1-6, 6-4, 6-2.
She played a total of 240 minutes so far at the tournament
Aryna Sabalenka News
Sabalenka made her debut at the Australian Open in 2017 and last year she reached round 16 where she lost to Serena Williams.
Marketa Vondrousova and Aryna Sabalenka Head-to-Head Stats
Marketa Vondrousova and Aryna Sabalenka have faced each other four times before. Vondrousova won the first two matches, 2-1 in Biel in 2017 and 2-0 in Indian Wells in 2018. Sabalenka won the last two matches, 2-1 in Hertogenbosh in 2018 and 2-0 in Miami in 2021.
Marketa Vondrousova and Aryna Sabalenka Betting Odds
Vondrousova is a slight favorite coming into this match with -152 odds to win while Sabalenka is at 121.
The total games margin is 21.5 with both ways at -111.
Vondrousova and Sabalenka know each other very well since they have played four times so far with both players winning two of those matches. Vondrousova has started the tournament better but Sabalenka is not ranked No. 2 for no reason. Sabalenka is ready to take the next step toward the top of the rankings and in order to get that status, she needs to win a major tournament. Despite being an underdog coming into tonight’s match, she is well prepared and a better overall player than Vondrousova. It will probably be a long match going into the decisive set with Sabalenka winning in the end.