Karolina Muchova and Aryna Sabalenka meet in the semifinal of the 2023 tennis French Open. Let’s preview this game and give out a pick and prediction.
Karolina Muchova Betting Preview
Karolina Muchova is coming off a straight set win over Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova that took 20 games to decide. In the victory, Muchova won 70 percent of her first serve points and 64 percent of her second serve points. Muchova won 67 percent of her total service points and converted on 5 of her 11 break points. Muchova got 57 percent of her first serves in play and hit 0 aces. Including qualifying, Muchova has won 13 of her last 16 matches overall. Muchova looks to make her first grand slam final and her third career final overall. Muchova is 0-1 in previous grand slam semifinal matches, and that match came in the 2021 Australian Open. Muchova has 8 career wins over top-10 players, and 2 of those wins came this year. Muchova has won 8 of her last 9 matches on clay court.
Aryna Sabalenka Betting Preview
Aryna Sabalenka is coming off a straight set win over Elina Svitolina that took 20 games to decide. In the victory, Sabalenka won 64 percent of her first serve points and 72 percent of her second serve points. Sabalenka won 67 percent of her total service points and converted on 3 of her 9 break points. Sabalenka got 59 percent of her first serves in play and hit 1 ace. Sabalenka is having the best year of her life, and that includes 21 of her last 25 played matches. Sabalenka looks to make her second career grand slam final appearance and 24th final trip overall. Sabalenka is 1-3 in career grand slam semifinal matches. Sabalenka has won 9 of her last 10 matches on clay court.
Sabalenka won the only match against Muchova, which was 2019 Zhuhai. The match was decided in straight sets and 25 games.
Muchova is playing some fine tennis this tournament and will have a punchers chance if she can continue to serve well. However, as I’ve said time and time again this year, Sabalenka is playing the best tennis of her life and is arguably the hottest player on the women’s side. I’m just not eager to step in front of Sabalenka and her current form.
Give me Sabalenka, and I’ll take her in straight sets to shave the juice.