Dayana Yastremska has been the unexpected standout of the 2024 Australian Open. Ranked 93rd in the WTA before the tournament began, she has defied the odds and made it to the semifinals. Her next opponent is Qinwen Zheng, who holds the 15th spot in the Rankings and is favored to win.
As the match approaches, the betting odds are in favor of Yastremska at -175, with Zheng at +155. The game is scheduled to take place at Rod Laver Arena in Melbourne, Australia on Thursday, January 25th, 2023, at approximately 5:00 a.m. ET. Fans can watch the action on fubo.
Yastremska’s journey to the semifinals has been impressive. Although she was considered a long shot with odds of +15000, she has managed to defeat her opponents and prove the bookies wrong. She won four matches 2-0 and one 2-1, with her only lost set coming from Emma Navarro in the third round. In her most recent game, she defeated Linda Noskova in under an hour and a half.
Despite the odds being against her, Yastremska remains confident and unfazed by the underdog label. On the other hand, Zheng has not had an easy journey either, dropping a set in three matches, including the recent quarterfinal against Anna Kalinskaya.
Still, despite Zheng’s higher ranking, the prediction favors Yastremska. She possesses the skills, confidence, and motivation needed to advance to the Final. Therefore, the pick is Dayana Yastremska.
The upcoming semifinal clash at the Australian Open between Yastremska and Zheng promises to be an exciting and hard-fought match. Fans will be watching closely to see if Yastremska can continue her remarkable run in the tournament.