Victoria Azarenka v Danielle Collins | Italian Open 2024 preview, betting tips and H2H

Jonathan Davies in WTA Italian Open Rome 15 May 2024
Collins has won 18 of her last 19 matches (Independent Photo Agency / Alamy Stock Photo)

Danielle Collins looks to continue her impressive form when she faces Victoria Azarenka in the Italian Open quarter-finals on Wednesday.

It is set to be a tasty last-eight clash in the Italian capital, with a semi-final showdown with second seed Aryna Sabalenka on offer to the winner.

Ironically, Sabalenka is the only player to have defeated Collins in the last 19 matches of her farewell season.

The American – already a champion in Miami and Charleston this year – has built on her momentum, dropping just 13 games in three matches to reach her fifth quarter-final of the campaign.

It is also the fifth time this term that Azarenka finds herself in the last eight of a WTA event, and the two-time Australian Open champion is fresh from a commanding 6-4, 6-1 victory over fifth seed Maria Sakkari.

That marked her third top-10 win of 2024, and her first on clay in nearly four years.

The match gets under way at around 6pm BST (7pm local time) and will be contested over the best of three sets on Center Court.

Victoria Azarenka v Danielle Collins prediction

Azarenka certainly holds the advantage in terms of previous experience at this stage of the Italian Open.

Indeed, this is the 2013 runner-up’s seventh quarter-final appearance – 15 years after her first – while Collins finds herself in uncharted territory.

We can certainly expect a closely fought encounter, but her recent form may just give the American the edge and send her through to the last four.

Victoria Azarenka v Danielle Collins betting tip

Danielle Collins to win 2-1 @ 11/4 with Bet365

Victoria Azarenka v Danielle Collins match odds

Player Bet365 odds
Victoria Azarenka 7/4
Danielle Collins 4/9

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Victoria Azarenka v Danielle Collins head-to-head

This will be the third meeting between the players on the WTA Tour.

Azarenka retired injured when they met at this stage in San Jose in 2018, but prevailed in straight sets the following year in Acapulco.