Coco Gauff v Aryna Sabalenka | Australian Open Semi-Final preview, betting tips and H2H

Jamie Shaw in Australian Open 24 Jan 2024
Coco Gauff reaches out to hug Aryna Sabalenka (Photo by John Angelillo/UPI Credit: UPI/Alamy Live News)

Coco Gauff and Aryna Sabalenka renew their competitive rivalry in an unmissable 2024 Australian Open Semi-Final on Thursday.

A repeat of last year’s US Open final sees Sabalenka bidding for revenge over the 19-year-old American in what promises to be another pulsating contest.

Gauff recovered from a set down to triumph in the final at Flushing Meadows for her first grand slam title, becoming the first American teenager to win the title since Serena Williams in 1999.

She is now bidding to make it back-to-back major final appearances and win through to her third in total, having previously never made it beyond the Fourth Round stage of the Australian Open in four attempts.

Sabalenka is looking to become the 20th different multiple women’s singles champion at the Australian Open and the first female to successfully defend the title since Victoria Azarenka in 2013.

The number two seed has stormed through to the penultimate round without conceding a set, making it six consecutive grand slam Semi-Final appearances.

The match gets under way from around 8.30am GMT (7.30pm local time) in the Rod Laver Arena, with either Zheng Qinwen or Dayana Yastremska awaiting the winner in Saturday’s final.

Coco Gauff v Aryna Sabalenka prediction

Sabalenka has outclassed all five of her opponents en route to the Semi-Finals but faces her first serious test against her recent Flushing Meadows nemesis.

The two players appear closely-matched in all departments and it’s difficult to envisage either dominating proceedings.

Four of their six previous meetings have gone to three sets and that looks to be the stand-out bet again here at odds-against.

Coco Gauff v Aryna Sabalenka betting tip

Three sets to be played @ 6/5 with Bet365

Coco Gauff v Aryna Sabalenka match odds

Player Bet365 odds
Coco Gauff 7/4
Aryna Sabalenka 4/9

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Coco Gauff v Aryna Sabalenka head-to-head

The pair have met six times in previous competition since 2020, with Gauff having prevailed on four of those occasions – most recently and most notably the 2023 US Open final.

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