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Maria Sakkari vs Aryna Sabalenka Predictions & Tips - Sabalenka backed to reach WTA Abu Dhabi final

  • Maria Sakkari vs Aryna Sabalenka predictions for Tuesday’s WTA Abu Dhabi semi-final
  • Match is being played at 6am GMT in the United Arab Emirates
  • Aryna Sabalenka has won her last 3 matches against Maria Sakkari
  • I am backing Sabalenka to win her 14th straight match
  • Full match preview and predictions
Maria Sakkari Aryna Sabalenka
Aryna Sabalenka has won 13 straight matches on the WTA Tour (Getty Images)

Maria Sakkari vs Aryna Sabalenka Predictions


Aryna Sabalenka won her last two tournaments in 2020 and has now won 14 consecutive matches. I am backing the Belarus World No. 10 to make it four straight wins against Maria Sakkari.

  • Maria Sakkari has lost her last 3 matches against Aryna Sabalenka.
  • Aryna Sabalenka won her last 2 tournaments in 2020.
  • Aryna Sabalenka has won her last 13 matches.

Head to Head


Aryna Sabalenka has a 3-1 advantage against Maria Sakkari. Sakkari won the first encounter at the 2019 Cincinnati Masters but has lost the last three.

Sabalenka was victorious at the 2019 WTA Elite tournament in Zhuhai, 2020 Dubai and 2020 Doha round of 16 in the latest match where she won 6-3, 6-0.

Maria Sakkari Stats


  • Nationality: Greece
  • Age: 25 (25 July 1995)
  • Height: 5'8" (170cm)
  • Plays: Right-Handed
  • World Ranking: 22
  • Career High: 20 (February 2020)
  • Career Singles Titles: 1

Maria Sakkari Form


Maria Sakkari’s last tournament in 2020 was at the J&T Banka Ostrava Open in the Czech Republic. She beat Kristyna Pliskova, Elina Svitolina and Ons Jabeur before going down 6-1 6-3 to Victoria Azarenkain the semi-finals.

The 9th seed won her first three matches in Abu Dhabi in straight sets. The Greek beat Anastasia Potapova, Cori Gauff and 5th seed Garbiñe Muguruza to set up a quarter-final clash with top seed Sofia Kenin.

Sakkari lost the first set but won the final ten games of the match to win 2-6, 6-2, 6-0. She converted six of her 13 break points and hit 23 winners, including nine aces, to Kenin's eight winners.

Aryna Sabalenka Stats


  • Nationality: Belarus
  • Age: 22 (5 May 1998)
  • Height: 5'11" (182cm)
  • Plays: Right-Handed
  • World Ranking: 10
  • Career High: 9 (February 2019)
  • Career Singles Titles: 8

Aryna Sabalenka Form


Aryna Sabalenka won the J&T Banka Ostrava Open in October. She beat Cori Gauff, Sara Sorribes Tormo and Jennifer Brady before beating Victoria Azarenka 6-2, 6-2 in the final.

The 22-year-old followed up by winning the Upper Austria Ladies Linz in November. Sabalenka beat Jasmine Paolini, Stefanie Voegele, Oceane Dodin and Barbora Krejcikova before taking out Elise Mertens 7-5, 6-2 in the final.

The 4th seed won her first three matches in Abu Dhabi in straight sets. Sabalenka beat Polona Hercog, Ajla Tomljanović and 15th seed Ons Jabeur to set up a quarter-final clash against 6th seed Elena Rybakina.

Sabalenka beat Rybakina 6-4, 4-6, 6-3 to extend her winning streak to 13 consecutive matches. Sabalenka finished with 30 winners to 37 unforced errors, outhitting Rybakina's 24 winners to 27 unforced errors.

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Verdict

Aryna Sabalenka is full of confidence, has won her last two tournaments and can win her fourth straight match against Maria Sakkari.

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