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Elena Rybakina vs. Elina Svitolina 7/30/21 - Olympic Tournament Women Singles Picks & Predictions

Elena Rybakina vs Elina Svitolina Odds & Info

Game Elena Rybakina vs Elina Svitolina
Date & Time Friday July 30, 2021, 10:00 PM (EDT)
Location
Tokyo Japan
TV Channel
Tennis

Ukrainian tennis player Elina Svitolina lost her semifinal match at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics. Svitolina will now compete against Elena Rybakina.

Elena Rybakina enters this match having been defeated by Belinda Bencic in the previous round. It was a poor performance and result for Rybakina as she was comfortably defeated and failed to cause much of a challenge for her opponent. The first serve was poor as Elena Rybakina only managed a first-serve percentage of 56% which allowed her opponent to take control of the match. This is expected to be another challenging match for Elena Rybakina as she is playing against an elite player in Elina Svitolina. 

Looking at Elina Svitolina, the Ukrainian superstar has been an elite player on the WTA tour for many years but has been failing to win the late stage matches. It is a similar story for Svitolina at this event as she lost her semifinal clash. The receiving was poor from Elina Svitolina as she only managed to win 30% of her receiving points during the loss. This will be a competitive match but Elina Svitolina will be hoping she has the ability to win the bronze medal. 

Elina Svitolina and Elena Rybakina have played each other twice in the past with both players winning on 1 occasion each. The most recent match between these two players was earlier in the season at the Eastbourne International where Elena Rybakina won in straight sets. Elina Svitolina’s win over Elena Rybakina was in 2020. The match was won in 3 sets by Elina Svitolina. 

Free Tennis Pick:

Elina Svitolina

Looking at all the information, I am going to predict that this will be a close match between two very strong players. Having said that, I am going to pick Elina Svitolina to win this match. Svitolina has been the stronger player over the past few years and I see her having a more well-rounded game. This should be a close result but I see Elina Svitolina being good enough to win this match in 3 sets. 

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