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Nao Hibino vs Elena Rybakina Betting Tips, Predictions & Odds - Rybakina ready to reach WTA Strasbourg final

  • Nao Hibino takes on Elena Rybakina in the WTA Strasbourg semi-finals
  • Nao Hibino has lost 5 of her last 8 matches
  • Elena Rybakina is 1-0 against Nao Hibino
  • Rybakins is attempting to reach her 5th final in 2020
Elena Rybakina
Elena Rybakina has reached 4 WTA singles finals in 2020 (Getty Images)

Nao Hibino faces Elena Rybakina in the 2020 WTA Internationaux de Strasbourg semi-finals on Friday. Rybakina is aiming to reach her 5th final of the year and should be too strong for Hibino.

Nao Hibino Stats


Nationality: Japan
Age: 25 (28 November 1994)
Height: 5'4" (163 cm)
Plays: Right-Handed
World Singles Ranking: 84
Career High: 56 (January 2016)
Career Singles Titles: 2
2020 Singles Titles: 0

Nao Hibino Form


Nao Hibino reached the 2020 Australian Open second round before a run to the semi-finals at the GSB Thailand Open International event.

The 25-year-old failed to get past the second round in Mexico and Indian Wells Challenger. Hibino returned after lockdown in poor form.

She failed in the first round of qualifiers for the Western & Southern Open and Italian Open, knocked out in the US Open first round after a 6-4 6-4 defeat to Garbiñe Muguruza.

Nao Hibino started WTA Strasbourg event with a 6-2 3-6 6-1 win against 8th seed Sloane Stephens. She backed it up with a 7-5 6-3 win against Zarina Diyas and took advantage of an implosion by Jelena Ostapenko to win 7-6 7-6 in the quarter-finals.

Elena Rybakina


Nationality: Kazakhstan
Age: 21 (17 June 1999)
Height: 6'0" (184 cm)
Plays: Right-Handed
World Singles Ranking: 18
Career High: 17
Career Singles Titles: 2
2020 Singles Titles: 1

Elena Rybakina Form


Elena Rybakina began 2020 by reaching the Shenzhen Open Final where she was defeated by Ekaterina Alexandrova. The 21-year-old then won the Hobart International, beating Shuai Zhang 7-6 6-3 in the final.

Rybakina lost to World No.1 Ashleigh Barty in the Australian Open third round. She then reached the St. Petersburg Ladies Trophy final, going down 6-1 6-3 to 2nd seed Kiki Bertens.

Elena Rybakina reached her fourth final in 2020 at the Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships. She lost 3-6 6-3 7-6 to top seed Simona Halep but achieved a career high ranking of World No.17 after the tournament. 

The Kazakhstan player returned to action by getting knocked out early at the Western & Southern Open and US Open. Rybakina started the clay court season at the Italian Open.

She beat Ekaterina Alexandrova and Marie Bouzkovain straight sets before a third round exit against Yulia Putintseva. Rybakina was leading 6-4, 5-2 and was two points from victory on three occasions.

Elena Rybakina began WTA Strasbourg with a 7-5 6-4 win against Greetje Minnen, followed by a 6-3 7-6 win against Alize Cornet and 6-3 6-2 victory against Shuai Zhang.

Nao Hibino vs Elena Rybakina Head to Head


Elena Rybakina is 1-0 against Nao Hibino, winning 7-5 7-5 at the 2019 French Open Round of 32. Rybakina won the ace count 10-2 and won 70% of her 1st serve points won compared to 59% for Hibino.

Nao Hibino vs Elena Rybakina Odds


Elena Rybakina is a short priced 1.21 favourite at betfair with Nao Hibino available at 4.50. Rybakina to win 2-0 is listed at 1.55.

Nao Hibino vs Elena Rybakina Stats


  • Nao Hibino has lost 5 of her last 8 matches.
  • has lost 29 games at 2020 WTA Strasbourg.
  • Nao Hibino is 5'4" tall.
  • Elena Rybakina is 1-0 against Nao Hibino.
  • Elena Rybakina has won 5 of her last 6 matches.
  • Elena Rybakina has lost 23 games at 2020 WTA Strasbourg.
  • Nao Hibino is 6'0" tall.

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Nao Hibino vs Elena Rybakina are playing in the 2020 WTA Internationaux de Strasbourg semi-finals.

What time does Nao Hibino vs Elena Rybakina start?

Nao Hibino vs Elena Rybakina starts at 12.30 BST on Friday 25 September 2020.

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Verdict

Elena Rybakina is getting back to her best form and should be too good for Nao Hibino.

Best Bet: Elena Rybakina 2-0 Set Betting @-181.82 at BetMGM - 4 Units

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