Bencic vs Rybakina: who will take a step into the final?
On July 29, Belinda Bencic will fight against Elena Rybakina for a spot in the final of Tokyo Olympic tournament. We assessed chances of both players in our prediction.
In three out of four matches at Tokyo Belinda Bencic was considered an underdog by the bookmaking companies, but still recorded victories. Throughout the entire Olympic tournament a former fourth WTA player is being underestimated.
In the first round Swiss player recorded a victory over Jessica Pegula (6:3, 6:3) and proved that she is ready for the Olympics. In the second round Belinda beat Misaki Doi with ease (6:2, 6:4).
In the round of 16 Bencic managed to stop Barbora Krejcikova, who was in a perfect form (1:6, 6:2, 6:3). After that success Belinda beat Pavlyuchenkova in three sets (6:0, 3:6, 6:3).
Elena Rybakina is representing Kazakhstan on the Olympic Games for the first time and she is looking great at Tokyo. Elena didn't lose a single set to her opponents on the way to the semi-final.
In first two rounds Rybakina easily beat Samantha Stosur (6:4, 6:2) and Peterson (6:2, 6:3). In the round of 16 she had a more difficult match against Vekic, but a victory on a tiebreak of the first set sealed a quarter-final spot for Elena (7:6, 6:4).
In the quarter-final match against Muguruza Kazakh player was not considered a favourite. But again match was decided in the first set, where Rybakina played more accurately on her serve. In the second set Spanish player gave up on that match (7:5, 6:1).
In three most recent Bencic's matches at Tokyo more games were played in the second set than in the first one
In five most recent Bencic's matches a total under 9.5 games was recorded
Before the semi-final Elena Rybakina is looking more confident. Kazakh player didn't lose a single set so far, she played very accurately on her serve in all matches. Bencic was not so consistent on her two most recent matches at Tokyo. We think that Kazakhstan representative will advance into the final.
Our prediction - Rybakina to win
So far Rybakina didn't lose a single set on that tournament and only once a total over 21 games was recorded. We offer to place a bet on total under for this match.
Our second bet is on total under 21 games