World number 14 Elena Rybakina will take on Australian Storm Sanders in the first round of the WTA Adelaide International 2022.
Elena Rybakina vs Storm Sanders :Match details
- Tournament: WTA Adelaide International 2022
- Match: Elena Rybakina vs Storm Sanders
- Round: First Round
- Date: 3rd January 2022
- Venue: Adelaide, Australia
- Surface: Hard Court
- Prize Money: $6,750
Elena Rybakina vs Storm Sanders: Match Preview
Elena Rybakina had another impressive year to back up her career best season of 2020. The Russian-Kazakhistani reached the French Open quarter finals in both the singles and doubles disciplines. She also reached the final of the Indian Wells in the doubles category. As a result of her strong performances, the 22 year old broke into the top 15 in the world rankings for the first time in her career.
Storm Sanders meanwhile showed major improvements in the 2021 season in both singles and doubles. The Aussie the semi finals in the mixed doubles category of the Australian Open and the doubles category at the Wimbledon. The 27 year old also qualified for her first singles Grand Slam at the French Open. Owing to her improved performances, she broke into the top 200 in the singles’ ranking.
Elena Rybakina vs Storm Sanders: Head to head
The duo have never faced each other, with the clash at the Adelaide International 2022 being their first meeting.
Elena Rybakina vs Storm Sanders: Match Prediction
Elena Rybakina had a good 2021, and would look to kick on and improve in the new season. After making her top 15 debut, the Russian-Kazakhistani would look to now break into the top 10 in the 2022 season.
Storm Sanders meanwhile would look to continue improving in the new season after her promising singles campaign. The Aussie would look to begin well in the new season and cause some upsets in the tournament. Despite the improvements by the Aussie, I’d predict Rybakina to win the match easily.
Prediction: Rybakina to win in two sets.
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