Rybakina vs Samsonova: should the favorite win?

Elena Rybakina - Ludmila Samsonova. WTA Montreal Prediction (10 August 2021)


Elena Rybakina

Elena Rybakina

10/08/21 06:00 CET
Ludmilla Samsonova

Ludmilla Samsonova

Place Uniprix Stadium (Montreal)
Rybakina vs Samsonova tennis match forecast

Elena Rybakina and Ludbmilla Samsonova will determine the participant of the second round in the opening match of the tournament in Montreal on August 10. Will the favorite have problems in the match? - you can find out from our forecast.

Elena Rybakina

Elena Rybakina was very close to the award at the Olympic Games. The representative of Kazakhstan first lost in the semifinals to Belinda Benchich (6-7, 6-4, 3-6). Then, she lost her advantage during the match against Elina Svitolina (6-1, 6-7, 4-6) in the duel for the bronze medal.

After such a setback, Rybakina played two matches in San Jose last week. First, Liu outplayed in three sets (2-6, 6-0, 6-2). Then Collins lost in two tie-breaks (6-7, 6-7). In general, the tennis player is in good shape, has received playing practice on hard in North America and is ready to prove herself from the best side in Canada.

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Ludmilla Samsonova

For 22-year-old Ludmilla Samsonova, the peak of the form fell on June - early July. At this time, the Russian woman won the tournament on the grass in Berlin and managed to break into the 1/8 finals of Wimbledon. Such successes allowed Ludmilla to take off to 54th place in the WTA ranking.

In the future, Samsonova practically did not play on the tour. There was an attempt to prove himself on clay in Palermo, but was defeated by a little-known Chinese woman Zheng Qinwen (3-6, 2-6) in the first round. Obviously, Ludmilla does not have the experience and ability to keep her shape at one consistently high level throughout the long period of the season.

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  • Samsonova's last nine matches ended with total under 9.5 games in the second set.
  • Tie-breaks have been played in three of Rybakina's last four matches.

Our Prediction

In our opinion, it is quite obvious that Samsonova has passed the peak of her form and it is worth expecting from her to continue her "grassy" successes on hard today. Moreover, in the opening match for Ludmilla, a difficult rival Elena Rybakina, who played well at the Olympics, was close to the reward. At the same time, the representative of Kazakhstan has already played two matches on hard in San Jose and is in good shape, unlike her opponent. In the forecast, we are counting on a confident victory of the favorite.

Our prediction is that Rybakina will win with a handicap (-4) of the game with the odds of 1.78 on 1xbet.

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