Elena Rybakina vs Victoria Azarenka odds, betting trends, predictions and preview for Australian Open semi final

Elena Rybakina vs Victoria Azarenka odds, betting trends, predictions and preview for Australian Open semi final
An in-form Victoria Azarenka is hoping to step back in the time machine of 10 years ago, where she took home back-to-back Australian Open trophies.

The 2012 and 2013 winner has dropped only two sets so far this tournament and has taken down some strong opponents, including American trio Jessica Pegula, Madison Keys and Sofia Kenin.

However, her opponent, Elena Rybakina is in just as good nick on the court, dropping one set in the five matches so far.

The Kazakh took down world No.1 Iga Swiatek in the fourth round as well as Danielle Collins and Jelena Ostapenko. Rybakina begins the match as a hot favourite after some stellar performances at the Australian Open thus far.

The Kazakh has downed world No.1 Iga Swiatek, 13th seed Danielle Collins and an in-form Jelena Ostapenko.

The 23-year-old can also take a lot of confidence from Wimbledon 2022 after taking home the crown.

Ironically, Rybakina is the second-highest seed left in the Melbourne Park tournament, behind fifth seed Aryna Sabalenka.

The semi-finalist will take a lot of confidence into this match against Azarenka, especially since she beat her at Indian Wells in 2022.

However, the experienced and former Australian Open champion will be no easy beat.

Azarenka is in career-best form at 33 years of age, taking down some big names in the past nine days.

Americans Jessica Pegula, Madison Keys and Sofia Kenin were all victims of the Belarusian’s tennis prowess as she raced to the final four of the Grand Slam.

Azarenka also made the quarter finals at the Adelaide International 1, the semi final at the Guadalajara Open in October last year and round of 16 at the US Open in 2022.

The two-time slam winner has been building toward a complete fortnight of tennis and is very much on her way to a third Australian Open title, if she bypasses Rybakina.

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