Aryna Sabalenka vs Donna Vekic Prediction, Odds & Best Bet for Australian Open Quarterfinal (Bet on the Underdog)

Larry Rupp
Aryna Sabalenka vs Donna Vekic prediction, odds & best bet for Australian Open women's singles quarterfinals match.
Aryna Sabalenka vs Donna Vekic prediction, odds & best bet for Australian Open women's singles quarterfinals match. / AP Photos/Aaron Favila
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Sabalenka vs Vekic Australian Open Schedule & Info

2023 Australian Open Women's Quarterfinals Match
No. 5 Aryna Sabalenka vs. Donna Vekic
Date: Tuesday, Jan. 24, 2023
Start Time: TBD
Venue: TBD — Melbourne, Australia

A spot in the semifinals is on the line as No. 5 Aryna Sabalenka and Donna Vekic face off in 2023 Australian Open action. Sabalenka took down No. 12 Belinda Bencic in two sets on Sunday to advance to her fourth Grand Slam quarterfinals match. She has yet to make it to the finals, though.

Meanwhile, Vekic continued her surprising run at the Australian Open with a three-set victory over Linda Fruhvirtova on Sunday. The 26-year-old out of Croatia is making just her second appearance in a Grand Slam quarterfinal. Will she keep her run going or will Sabalenka get one step closer to a title?

Sabalenka vs Vekic & Set Betting

All 2023 Australian Open women's betting odds and prop bets are available on FanDuel Sportsbook.
Moneyline: Sabalenka: (-390) | Vekic: (+310)
To Win 1st Set: Sabalenka: (-290) | Vekic: (+225)
Set Betting: Sabalenka: 2-0 (-140) | 2-1 (+270)
Set Betting: Vekic: 2-0 (+650) | 2-1 (+550)

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Sabalenka vs Vekic Head-to-Head Stats & Betting Trends

- Donna Vekic is 5-1 straight up in six head-to-head matchups against Aryna Sabalenka.
- Vekic defeated Sabalenka in three sets in their most recent meeting at the San Diego Open on Oct. 14, 2022.
- Sabalenka defeated No. 12 Belinda Bencic in two sets in Round 4 of the 2023 Australian Open.
- Vekic defeated Linda Fruhvirtova in three sets in Round 4 of the 2023 Australian Open.

Sabalenka vs Vekic Prediction & Pick

Vekic has come out of nowhere to put together what could be the best Grand Slam tournament effort of her career. She has gone up against ranked opponents and dealt with grueling three-set battles, but has emerged victorious every time. She now draws a familiar opponent in the quarterfinals, too.

Sabalenka has defeated Vekic just once in six all-time matchups and each one of those matchups was played on a hard court. The No. 5-ranked women's tennis player may be the favorite, but watch out for Vekic as her big first serve and relentless determination have given Sabalenka fits in the past.

This tournament has been full of upsets, so I'll take a chance and back Vekic to advance.

Sabalenka vs Vekic Best Bet

This matchup has three-set nail-biter written all over it, which makes backing the underdog on the game spread a compelling option. Keep in mind it provides an avenue to cash if Vekic wins a set, but fails to win the match. That cannot be said when backing Vekic as an outright +310 victor here.

It's also a bet that still comes with a considerable payout at plus odds and can be won with even a close two-set loss. Vekic knows what it takes to get Sabalenka on her heels and feeling the pressure. That upper hand doesn't simply disappear after six matchups, so trust the Croatian to put up a fight.

Bet: Donna Vekic +4.5 Games (+102)

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