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26 Jan 2023
John Eastwood 26 Jan 2023
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  • Magda Linette vs Aryna Sabalenka preview, predictions & tips
  • The Australian Open semi-final is being played on Thursday (10:45 GMT)
  • Sabalenka has won in straight sets in her last 9 matches
  • Can Linette keep upsetting the odds in Melbourne?
  • Watch tennis online with bet365 live streaming
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Aryna Sabalenka hasn't lost a set at the Australian Open (Getty)

Magda Linette vs Aryna Sabalenka Predictions


Aryna Sabalenka has won in straight sets in her last nine matches. The World No.5 has had no problems beating Magda Linette, winning 6-1 6-3 and 6-2 6-1, and Sabalenka can produce another straight sets win in the semi-finals.
  • Magda Linette vs Aryna Sabalenka Predictions
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  • Head to Head
  • Magda Linette Stats
  • Magda Linette Form
  • Aryna Sabalenka Stats
  • Aryna Sabalenka Form
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Stats


  • Magda Linette has lost 17 of her last 20 matches against Top 10 players.
  • Aryna Sabalenka won in straight sets in 2 matches against Magda Linette.
  • Aryna Sabalenka has won in straight sets in her last 9 matches.

Head to Head


Aryna Sabalenka is 2-0 against Magda Linette, winning 6-1 6-3 in 2018 and 6-2 6-1 in 2021.

Magda Linette Stats


Nationality: Poland
Age: 30 (12 February 1992)
Height: 5'7" (171cm)
Plays: Right-Handed
World Ranking: 45
Career High: 33 (February 2020)
Career Singles Titles: 2
2023 Singles Titles: 0
Career Grand Slam Singles Titles: 0
Australian Open Best Result: Third Round (2018)

Magda Linette Form


Magda Linette had a positive start to the year, winning her first three matches at the United Cup before a 6-4 6-2 defeat to World No.11 Madison Keys.

The 30-year-old went to Hobart where she suffered a disappointing first round exit to Alison Van Uytvanck.

The Pole turned that around rapidly at the Australian Open where she has taken out four seeds. She cruised past Mayar Sherif in first round before beating 16th seed Anett Kontaveit 3-6 6-3 6-4.

Linette maintained that form, defeating Ekaterina Alexandrova 6-3 6-4, World No.4 Caroline Garcia 7-6 6-4 and Karolina Pliskova 6-3 7-5.

Aryna Sabalenka Stats


Nationality: Belarus
Age: 24 (5 May 1998)
Height: 5'11" (182cm)
Plays: Right-Handed
World Ranking: 5
Career High: 2 (August 2021)
Career Singles Titles: 11
2023 Singles Titles: 1
Career Grand Slam Singles Titles: 0
Australian Open Best Result: Fourth Round (2021, 2022)

Aryna Sabalenka Form


Aryna Sabalenka had a great start to the year, winning the first event in Adelaide without dropping a set, defeating Linda Noskova 6-3 7-6 in the final.

The World No.5 brought that form to Melbourne where she has been largely unplayable.

Sabalenka beat Tereza Martincova 6-1 6-4, Shelby Rogers 6-3 6-1, Elise Mertens 6-2 6-3 and Belinda Bencic 7-5 6-2, her serve broken only three times in that run.

The Belarusian’s serve was tested against Donna Vekic in the quarter-finals, but she got it done when it counted to win 6-3 6-2, winning 35% of her 2nd serves and saving 12/14 break points.

Live Stream


Watch Magda Linette vs Aryna Sabalenka in the Australian Open semi-finals on Thursday 26 January 2023 (scheduled start 10:45 GMT).

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Verdict

Magda Linette deserves respect here, but she hasn’t troubled Aryna Sabalenka in two heavy defeats. Sabalenka can win in straight sets to reach the Australian Open final.

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