Western & Southern Open, 🇺🇸🌉 Cincinnati R1 Preview + Prediction
(12) 🇱🇻 Jelena Ostapenko vs (Q) 🇷🇸 Aleksandra Krunic
Jelena Ostapenko made a disappointing start to her U.S Open series campaign last week in Toronto. The reigning Roland Garros champion suffered a shock three set loss to Varvara Lepchenko in the opening round of the Rogers Cup, the Latvian will be keen to have a much better week in Cincinnati. Ostapenko will begin her Western & Southern Open campaign on Tuesday with an opening round clash against Serbian qualifier Aleksandra Krunic.
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Wimbledon🌱🎩🇬🇧💂🍓 Quarter-Final Match Preview:
QF #3: (10) 🇺🇸 Venus Williams vs (13) 🇱🇻 Jelena Ostapenko
A Blockbuster quarter-final clash at Wimbledon sees 5-time Wimbledon champion Venus Williams come up against reigning Roland Garros champion Jelena Ostapenko. This will be the first career meeting between Williams and Ostapenko, experience is on the American’s side. Venus is 17 years Jelena’s senior and has been at this stage far more often, however it is Ostapenko who is the form player on tour right now and continues to play fearless tennis no matter the situation. It will be interesting to see how Ostapenko matches up against Venus, this should be an extremely close encounter between two seemingly evenly matches competitors.
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Aegon International, 🇬🇧 Eastbourne R3 Preview
(5) 🇬🇧 Johanna Konta vs (10) 🇱🇻 Jelena Ostapenko
Jelena Ostapenko made a solid return to competitive actions in her first match since her outstanding Roland Garros triumph. The Latvian overcame Suarez Navarro in a topsy-turvy three set match and will now face a much greater test when she comes up against Johanna Konta in the third round at the Aegon International on Thursday. This has the making of an intriguing contest if both bring their a-game.
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Aegon International, 🇬🇧 Eastbourne R2 Preview
(10) 🇱🇻 Jelena Ostapenko vs 🇪🇸 Carla Suarez Navarro
Reigning Roland Garros champion Jelena Ostapenko will return to competitive action for the first time since her unbelievable achievement in Paris when she takes on Carla Suarez Navarro In the second round at the Aegon International in Eastbourne. The eyes of the tennis world will be on Ostapenko to see how she deals with the pressure of being a Grand Slam champion, an unexpected one. Grass is probably Ostapenko’s most dangerous surface, so if she can replicate her Roland Garros form over the coming weeks she will again cause a lot of damage. Nevertheless, Suarez Navarro looms as a tough opponent for Ostapenko in Eastbourne.
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Roland Garros 🇫🇷🐌🏆🎆 Final Preview
(3) 🇷🇴 Simona Halep vs 🇱🇻 Jelena Ostapenko
It will be a David vs Goliath battle when former finalist Simona Halep takes on 20-year-old Jelena Ostapenko in the 2017 Roland Garros final on Saturday. Simona Halep was the tournament favourite heading into the event and is now just one win away from claiming a well-deserved first Grand Slam title, an added incentive is that Halep is also playing for the world number 1 ranking. Standing in Halep’s way is a dangerous, fearless Jelena Ostapenko who is looking for an unexpected first Grand Slam title, an opponent that has the type of game that can beat anyone when she is at her best. The stage is set for a thrilling final, either way we will see a the emergence of a new Grand Slam champion.
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