Friday, March 1, 2024

BNP Paribas Open Preview: Maria Sakkari vs. Aryna Sabalenka Betting Odds and Match Preview

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Maria Sakkari (No. 7 ranking) will take on Aryna Sabalenka (No. 2) in the semifinals of the BNP Paribas Open on Friday, March 17.

Sabalenka is the favorite against Sakkari in this match, with -250 odds compared to the underdog’s +200 in the Semifinal.

Tennis odds courtesy of Tipico Sportsbook. Odds updated Thursday at 6:37 AM ET. For a full list of sports betting odds, access USA TODAY Sports Betting Scores Odds Hub.

Maria Sakkari vs. Aryna Sabalenka: Matchup Info

  • Tournament: BNP Paribas Open
  • Round: Semifinal
  • Date: Friday, March 17
  • Court Surface: Hard

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Sakkari vs. Sabalenka Matchup Performance & Stats

  • Sakkari has a record of 19-14 on hard courts over the last 12 months.
  • In terms of serve/return winning percentages on hard courts over the past 12 months, Sakkari has won 72.3% of her games on serve and 30.6% on return.
  • Including hard courts only, Sakkari has converted 41.8% of her break-point chances (114 of 273) over the past 12 months.
  • In her last tournament, the Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships, Sakkari fell in the round of 32 to No. 18-ranked Karolina Pliskova, 1-6, 2-6 on February 21.
  • Sabalenka has won one tournament on hard courts over the past 12 months, putting up a 23-10 record on that surface.
  • When playing on hard surfaces, Sabalenka has a 71.1% winning percentage in service games and a 39.7% winning percentage in return games.
  • Sabalenka has won 44.2% of break points on hard courts (144 out of 326) which ranks 111th.
  • In her most recent tournament (the Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships) on February 23, Sabalenka played Barbora Krejcikova in the quarterfinals and was taken down 6-0, 6-7, 1-6.

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