Elena Rybakina (No. 25 ranking) will face Victoria Azarenka (No. 24) in the semifinals of the Australian Open on Thursday, January 26. Rybakina is favored (-200) in this match compared to underdog Azarenka (+170).

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Rybakina was born in Moscow on June 17, 1999 making her ten years younger than her opponent. She is known for her powerful serve and is a Locomotive pattern while Azarenka is a lipped bowl. Astrologically, the single minded locomotive does have the edge, but Azarenka’s lip is made by the preponderance of Capricorn, who will probably try the Rod Laver-Peter Sampras ploy of overdramatizing her tiredness and perplexity in the fact of her opponent. Thus it should be a good match.

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