Australian Open 2022: Barbora Krejcikova vs Jelena Ostapenko Prediction, Preview, Head to Head and Live Stream Details

Fourth seed Barbora Krejcikova will square-off against 26th seed Jelena Ostapenko in the third round of the Australian Open 2022

krejcikova vs ostapenko
krejcikova vs ostapenko

Reigning French Open champion Barbora Krejcikova will take on former French Open champion Jelena Ostapenko in the third round of the Australian Open 2022.

Barbora Krejcikova vs Jelena Ostapenko : Match Details

  • Tournament: Australian Open 2022
  • Date: 21 January 2022
  • Match: Barbora Krejcikova vs Jelena Ostapenko
  • Venue: Melbourne Park, Melbourne
  • Round: Third Round
  • Surface: Hard Court
  • Prize Money: USD 159,202

Barbora Krejcikova vs Jelena Ostapenko : Preview

Barbora Krejcikova
Barbora Krejcikova

Barbora Krejcikova avoided a third consecutive second-round exit at the Australian Open and made it to the third round for the first time in her career. The Czech dominated her opponents in both the matches she has played so far. She breezed past Andrea Petkovic 6-2, 6-0 in the opening round and defeated Xiyu Wang of China 6-2, 6-3 in the second round.

Meanwhile, Ostapenko had to come from a set down to win in both her matches and make it to the third round at the Australian Open for the first time in four years. The Latvian defeated Anna Schmiedlova 6-7, 6-4, 6-1 in the first round and Alison Riske 4-6, 6-2, 6-4. She made more unforced errors than her opponent in both matches, but managed to edge out by having better service games and hitting more aggressive groundstrokes.

Barbora Krejcikova vs Jelena Ostapenko : Head-to-Head

Jelena Ostapenko
Jelena Ostapenko

This will be the third meeting of the duo. Their head-to-head stands at 1-1. Krejcikova won their previous match 6-3, 6-1 at the WTA Dubai Open in 2021.

Barbora Krejcikova vs Jelena Ostapenko : Prediction

Barbora Krejcikova
Barbora Krejcikova

Krejcikova won only 8 matches prior to her surprise win at Roland Garros last year. Since then, she had quite a resurgence and made it to the fourth round and quarter-finals at Wimbledon and US Open respectively. She will be keen to continue this momentum and have a good run at this year’s Australian Open. Having won their most recent encounter and considering her form so far, Krejcikova is the favourite to win this match.

Prediction: Krejcikova to win in straight sets

Barbora Krejcikova vs Jelena Ostapenko : Broadcast and Live Stream Details

RegionBroadcaster
AfricabeIN Sports, Supersport
AustraliaNine & Stan Sport
ChinaCCTV, iQIYI, GreatSports Media
JapanWOWOW
MalaysiabeIN Sports
New ZealandSky
SingaporebeIN Sports
EuropeEurosport, SSR SRG, Servus TV
India & SubcontinentSony 6
Latin America & CaribbeanESPN International
Middle EastbeIN Sports
CanadaTSN/RDS
North AmericaESPN
USAESPN
United KingdomEurosport

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