Jim Courier and Lindsay Davenport Pick Their Australian Open Women’s Singles Final Winner -‘She Wins in Straights’

Published 01/27/2024, 12:28 AM EST

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The stage is all set for an emphatic final at the Australian Open. Coming into the tournament as the defending champion, Aryna Sabalenka managed to keep her red-hot form up and running and she managed to secure her way into the finals. With just one step away from glory, she will be looking to do everything that it takes to touch title glory yet again. However, standing in her way will be Chinese superpower, Qinwen Zheng. 

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With the final set to be a pure mouth-watering fixture, the predictions have already started to come. Talking about this, tennis legends Jim Courier and Lindsay Davenport recently joined hands as they predict a winner out of the two.

Jim Courier and Lindsay Davenport agree that Aryna Sabalenka is the top pick for the Australian Open women’s singles final

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In a recent revelation, Lindsay Davenport and Jim Courier came ahead with their favorite contender for the title in Melbourne. With the Australian Open Women’s Singles final featuring Aryna Sabalenka against Qinwen Zheng just around the corner, these tennis experts came ahead and suggested that they are both rooting for Sabalenka. They both think Sabalenka will win in two sets.

“I’m going to take Sabalenka. I like Sabalenka in three sets because I am talking my book and I want to be right,” said Jim Courier as he suggested that when it comes to three sets, Sabalenka is the best. While Davenport especially praised Sabalenka’s growth in both her game and mindset.

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She suggested that coming into the tournament as the defending champion is not at all an easy task but she managed to surprise everyone and clinch the title.

“I have got to go with Sabalenka. With her history and how she won the tournament so beautifully last year but also how she has progressed in the final. A lot of pressure on the player who is defending her championship, Love the way her game has looked Love the way her mind has looked as well. I think she wins in straights,” said Davenport while revealing Sabalenka as her favorite.

Thus, Aryna Sabalenka was suggested as the winner of the final of the Australian Open by both Lindsay Davenport and Jim Courier. However, it will now be interesting to see how their prediction unfolds.

While these two legends of the game pulled out their opinion, another tennis legend, Ana Ivanovic also joined the charts as she came ahead and made her own prediction.

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Ana Ivanovic decides the winner of the tournament

After accurately predicting the finalists of the tournament, the Serbian international recently went ahead to decide who could possibly lay their hands on the title. Interestingly, she also went with Sabalenka as the winner of the match while suggesting that if Zheng wants to stand a chance, she will have to start well in the match.

“Can’t wait for the @australianopen finals this weekend – it will be crucial for @zhengqinwen_tennis to start well and keep her nerves, otherwise @sabalenka_aryna might be too strong. My guess for this year’s winner of the Women’s Singles, though, is @sabalenka_aryna,” Ivanovic posted on her Instagram story.

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Thus, with the final just hours away, what do you think could be the ultimate outcome?  Who are young rooting for? Do ket us know in the comments below, please!

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