In recent matches, Ostapenko shows signs of life. After all, she finally began to make many times fewer mistakes, especially double on the pitch. In addition, it is clear that the Latvian began to enjoy the game and incredibly happy with every point won.
Barbora Strycova quite unexpectedly dealt with Petra Martic in the duel of the previous round, having spent three sets on this. The Czech tennis player will compete with the representative of Latvia Jelena Ostapenko for the right to qualify for the ⅛ finals, who, in turn, defeated Jil Teichmann from Switzerland in the three-set standoff. Which of the tennis players will continue their path in the tournament bracket?
At what time are Barbora Strycova vs Jelena Ostapenko to play?
The game time is February 25, 2020, at 14:30 (GMT+3).
What are the players’ positions in WTA rankings?
Barbora Strycova takes the 34th position and Jelena Ostapenko takes the 41st position in WTA Tour Rankings.
How many wins and losses does Barbora Strycova have?
Barbora Strycova has won 68% of the games as a favorite.
How many wins and losses does Jelena Ostapenko have?
Jelena Ostapenko has won 58.6% of the games as a favorite.
Strycova is always underestimated and all this is due to the constant changes in her game. After all, a Czech woman can prove herself in one tournament, and then go for weeks and lose much weaker than her rivals. All this is due to the playstyle that is quite specific to the WTA tour, as Barbora promotes serve and volley.
When a tennis player runs out to the net after prepared hits or the first serve, then everything develops more than successfully. But if she does this out of despair and on a regular basis, she becomes extremely predictable and her rivals take advantage of this. At the moment, Strycova is much more successful in performing in doubles.
Ostapenko plays in the same gaming manner as Sobolenko. After all, the Latvian is trying to shoot from the most difficult positions for departure, regardless of the situation. In most cases, all this ends with a huge number of unforced errors.
There was a period when Elena began to change her game and behave more restrained on the court. But nothing came of it. Firstly, Ostapenko is overweight and this has a positive effect on the force of the blow, but negatively on the movement on the court. Secondly, Ostapenko has no patience but wants to constantly force things.
Betting Tips Statistics
- For the first and last time, tennis players met on the court back in 2017. That match was held on hard and ended in wins for Jelena Ostapenko in three games.
- Three of the five previous matches Strycova ended in two sets.
- Ostapenko suffered three defeats in the last five fights.
Barbora Strycova vs Jelena Ostapenko Predictions
I liked Ostapenko in recent matches because she gradually regains confidence in her own abilities and makes mistakes much less. At this tournament, the Latvian may well prove herself, as her grid is quite suitable for this. Against Strycova Ostapenko, it will be important to confidently perform the strokes, if this succeeds, then the wins will be hers. So Ostapenko will go further.
- Our prediction: Jelena Ostapenko Will Win.