Elena Rybakina Up For a Tokyo Olympics Revenge Against Belinda Bencic, Elina Svitolina Takes on Ons Jabeur at WTA Chicago 2021

Published 10/01/2021, 6:33 AM EDT
Sep 8, 2021; Flushing, NY, USA; Belinda Bencic of Switzerland hits to Emma Raducanuon of the United Kingdom on day ten of the 2021 U.S. Open tennis tournament at USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center. Mandatory Credit: Robert Deutsch-USA TODAY Sports


Fans are currently witnessing some quality tennis at the Chicago Fall Tennis Classic 2021. It’s time for the quarter-finals of the tournament and there will be two really exciting matches that will be taking place today. In one of the clashes, Elina Svitolina will be up against Ons Jabeur while in the second one, Elena Rybakina will look forward to taking her revenge from Belinda Bencic.

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All four players are enjoying some great form in the tournament. In such a scenario, it will be intriguing to see which two of them will reach the semi-finals in Chicago.

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Chicago Fall Tennis Classic 2021: Elina Svitolina v Ons Jabeur

Svitolina played two brilliant matches before reaching the quarter-finals of the Chicago Fall Tennis Classic 2021. She is yet to lose a set at the tournament and none of her sets have even reached a tie-breaker.

Similarly, Jabeur has also been phenomenal on the court in Chicago. She recently made a phenomenal comeback against Jessica Pegula and won the match despite losing the first set. Thus, she can give a pretty tough fight to Svitolina.

Sep 5, 2021; Flushing, NY, USA; Elina Svitolina the Ukraine hits to Simona Halep (not pictured) of Romania. Day seven of the 2021 U.S. Open tennis tournament at USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center. Mandatory Credit: Robert Deutsch-USA TODAY Sports

Even though Svitolina will begin as the favorite before the match, Jabeur can stun her with her exceptional serves and stunning forehands. If the Tunisian player manages to take the early lead, she can put a lot of pressure on Svitolina and can even defeat her.

Final Prediction: Elina Svitolina to win in three sets

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Chicago Fall Tennis Classic 2021: Belinda Bencic v Elena Rybakina

Bencic hasn’t been up to the mark in her first two matches at the Chicago Fall Tennis Classic 2021. She survived a tough three-set match in her very first round. Even though she won her second match in straight sets against Tereza Martincova, the Swiss player looked quite uncomfortable during the match and somehow managed to win the second set in a close tiebreaker.

Sep 4, 2021; Flushing, NY, USA; Belinda Bencic of Switzerland hits a forehand against Jessica Pegula of the United States. Day six of the 2021 U.S. Open tennis tournament at USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center. Mandatory Credit: Geoff Burke-USA TODAY Sports

On the other hand, Elena Rybakina has shown some incredible gameplay on the court in Chicago. She is yet to lose a set and will look to exact revenge at Bencic after the Swiss defeated her in the semis of the Tokyo Olympics 2020.

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Although it has been a great year for Bencic, Rybakina will begin as the favorite before the match, keeping in mind her current form. She loves to advance down the court and play volleys- not letting her opponent settle on the baseline. Thus, she can prove to be a big threat to Bencic.

Final Prediction: Elena Rybakina to win in straight sets

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