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).Read more: C498 Tennis Locomotive Elena Rybakina
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.