Aryna Sabalenka vs Paula Badosa: 2024 Roland Garros - Preview & Prediction

Aryna Sabalenka vs Paula Badosa: 2024 Roland Garros - Preview & Prediction

by Zachary Wimer

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Aryna Sabalenka will face her good friend Paula Badosa at the 2024 Roland Garros, so let's see if this match iscan be as close as their most recent match was.

The two third-round protagonists are very good friends off the court, enjoying each other's company because they share many similar interests. Tennis is a huge connecting dot between them, and they played doubles together as well.

They also played plenty of matches against each other, and now fans in Paris will get to see another one. Sabalenka has been playing amazing tennis so far in the French capital, but that's not a huge surprise if we look at how she's played this year, especially lately on clay, with two finals. Badosa has been fairly decent as well, but not as good as the Belarusian.


This match will be played in Paris, which is a place where they haven't played before, but we've seen this matchup many times, including twice this year. Sabalenka has won both of those matches in 2024, with the most recent one happening in Stuttgart, where the Spanish player was forced to retire.

She gave Sabalenka plenty of problems, though, so it's going to be very interesting to see whether she can do it again, especially with the stakes being much higher this time around compared to the match in Stuttgart. Overall, they played six matches, and Sabalenka leads the H2H 4-2.

Aryna Sabalenka Paula Badosa
4 H2H 2
2 Rank 139
26 Age 26
27-7 2024 W/L 11-10
387-181 Career W/L 335-191


While Badosa can put up a pretty decent fight, she may not have enough to beat Sabalenka. She's not as healthy, not in as good of a form as Sabalenka. There is also the confidence factor, which may be higher for the second seed at the moment.

Prediction: Aryna Sabalenka to win in two sets.


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