Veronika Kudermetova vs Anhelina Kalinina: World No.1 12 Veronika Kudermetova will face 30th-seeded Anhelina Kalinina in the semi-final of the ongoing 2023 Italian Open on Friday (May 19).
Kudermetova knocked out the likes of Qinwen Zheng, Marie Bouzkova, Anastasia Potapova, and Nuria Parrizas-Diaz in the previous rounds. The Russian is into her second successive semifinals at WTA 1000 level. If she is able to beat Kalinina, she can get a place in the top 10 rankings again.
Kalinina on the other hand, defeated Beatriz Haddad Maia 6-7, 7-6, 6-3 in what was the longest WTA match of the season as it lasted 3 hours and 41 minutes to reach her first Master’s semi-final. Also Read: Novak Djokovic Scripts UNWANTED Record After Quarterfinal Loss To Holger Rune In Italian Open
Veronika Kudermetova vs Anhelina Kalinina head-to-head
The duo have locked horns with each other twice with both winning each match. Kalinina won their most recent encounter, at the 2023 Dubai Open.
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Veronika Kudermetova vs Anhelina Kalinina prediction
One of them will be the first-time finalist at a WTA 1000 event. Kudermetova served well in her previous matches, and if she continues this, it will be difficult for Kalinina to beat her. The Ukrainian, on the other hand, might have got tired after the almost 4-hour quarterfinal match. This can be a close contest as both will be fighting hard to reach their first WTA 1000 final but here Kudermetova is the favorite to advance to win the match.
Prediction: Kudermetova in three sets.
Veronika Kudermetova’s last three matches
- Italian Open 2023: Quarterfinal- Kudermetova beat Qinwen Zheng 3-6, 6-3, 6-4.
- Italian Open 2023: Round of 16- Kudermetova beat Marie Bouzkova 6-2-6-2.
- Italian Open 2023: Round of 32- Kudermetova beat Anastasia Potapova 7-5, 3-6, 6-1.
Anhelina Kalinina’s last three matches
- Italian Open 2023: Quarterfinal- Kalinina beat Beatriz Haddad Maia 6-7(2-7), 7-6(8-6), 6-3.
- Italian Open 2023: Round of 16- Kalinina beat Madison Keys 2-6, 6-2, 6-4.
- Italian Open 2023: Round of 32- Kalinina beat Sofia Kenin 6-4, 6-2.
Broadcast and Live Stream Details
- US – Tennis Channel
- UK – Tennis TV (live streaming)
- Australia – beIN Sports
- Canada – TSN
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