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

26th seed Jelena Ostapenko will begin her campaign at the Australian Open as she faces Anna Schmiedlova of Slovakia in the first round.

Jelena Ostapenko vs Anna Schmiedlova
Jelena Ostapenko vs Anna Schmiedlova

Former Roland Garros champion Jelena Ostapenko will play against World No. 19 Anna Schmiedlova in the first round of the Australian Open 2022

Jelena Ostapenko vs Anna Schmiedlova: Match Details

  • TournamentAustralian Open 2022
  • Match: Jelena Ostapenko vs Anna Schmiedlova
  • Round: First Round
  • Date: 17 January 2022
  • Venue: Melbourne, Australia
  • Surface: Hardcourt
  • Prize Money: $90,000

Jelena Ostapenko vs Anna Shmiedlova : Preview

Jelena Ostapenko
Jelena Ostapenko

Jelena Ostapenko has been a shadow of her former self in recent seasons. The former French Open champion showed some signs of recovery last season as she won her first title in two years at the Eastbourne International and also made the semi-finals of Indian Wells. But the Latvian’s record at Grand Slams remained dismal as she faced consecutive opening round exits at the Australian Open and Roland Garros.

Anna Schmiedlova’s best season to date was way back in 2015. She won two WTA titles last year and also reached the third round of the US Open, her best result at a Grand Slam along with her third round finish at 2020 Roland Garros. Since then she has failed to make any major progress, other than a title at Copa Colsanitas in 2018. She ended last season ranked No.84 on the WTA tour.

Jelena Ostapenko vs Anna Schmiedlova : Head-to-Head

Anna Karolina Schmiedlova
Anna Karolina Schmiedlova

This will be the second meeting of the duo. Their head-to-head count stands at 1-0 in favour of the Latvian. Ostapenko cam back from a set down to win the match 1-6, 7-6(6), 7-6(5).

Jelena Ostapenko vs Anna Schmiedlova : Prediction

Jelena Ostapenko
Jelena Ostapenko

Ostapenko was knocked in the opening round at the WTA Sydney International . She lost to eventual champion Paula Badosa of France in straight sets. She will be hoping to avoid a repeat of last season, wherein she lost in the first round at Melbourne Park.

Anna Schmiedlova is yet to win a match in the main draw. She won two qualifier matches at the WTA Sydney International before losing to loca favourite Ajla Tomljanovic

Prediction: Ostapenko to win in three sets

Jelena Ostapenko vs Anna Schmiedlova : Broadcast and Live Stream Details

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