In the semi-finals of the WTA-1000 Indian Wells 2021, World No. 32 and the 27th seeded Victoria Azarenka will take on World No. 29 and the 24th seeded Jelena Ostapenko.
Victoria Azarenka vs Jelena Ostapenko: Match Details
- Tournament: Indian Wells 2021
- Match: Victoria Azarenka vs Jelena Ostapenko
- Round: Semi-Finals
- Date: 14th October 2021
- Prize Money: $335,000
- Surface: Outdoor hard court
Victoria Azarenka vs Jelena Ostapenko: Preview
Victoria Azarenka qualifies for her third semi-final of the season and her fourth at the Indian Wells Tennis Garden as she defeats local girl Jessica Pegula 6-4, 6-2 in her 4th straight-set win of the week in the desert. Azarenka’s record in the semi-finals at Indian Wells stands at two wins from her previous 3 semi-final ties and winning the title on both occasions when she won her semi-finals.
Jelena Ostapenko also qualifies for her third semi-final of the season and will make her debut in the last-4 of the Indian Wells. The former French Open champion was up against Shelby Rogers and went on to defeat the American 6-4, 4-6, 6-3 continuing in the fine form she has found in the second half of the season.
Victoria Azarenka vs Jelena Ostapenko: Head to Head
This will be the second meeting between the duo and their first on hardcourts as they previously met in the first round of the 2019 French Open where Azarenka won in straight-sets and leads the head-to-head tie 1-0.
Victoria Azarenka vs Jelena Ostapenko: Prediction
Jelena will come into the tie with a career Hardcourt record of 83-75 and is 12-8 on the surface this season while having a season record of 32-17 across all surfaces. Azarenka will take the court with a career Hardcourt record of 341-111 and is 17-5 on hardcourts this season while being 27-8 across all surfaces this season.
Looking at these numbers, their recent form and past few performances, it seems that Victoria Azarenka will be heading into the finals but Ostapenko will be a big hurdle as the Latvian has been in good touch lately and has grinded out wins against tough opponents.
Prediction: Victoria Azarenka to win in straight-sets.
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