WTA Ostrava Open 2021: Jelena Ostapenko vs Anna Blinkova Preview, Head to Head, Prediction, and Live Stream

In the 1st round clash at the WTA Ostrava Open 2021, former French Open winner Jelena Ostapenko will clash with Anna Blinkova in 2nd career meeting.

Jelena Ostapenko vs Anna Blinkova will clash at the WTA Ostrava Open 2021
Jelena Ostapenko vs Anna Blinkova

In the opening round of the Ostrava Open 2021, World No. 29 Jelena Ostapenko will take on World No. 126 Anna Blinkova in what will be an all-Czech clash for the Czech crowd in attendance.

Jelena Ostapenko vs Anna Blinkova: Match Details

  • Tournament: Ostrava Open 2021
  • Match: Jelena Ostapenko vs Anna Blinkova
  • Round: 1st Round
  • Date: Sep 21, 2021
  • Prize money: $6,650
  • Venue: Ostrava, Czech Republic
  • Surface: Outdoor Hard court

Jelena Ostapenko vs Anna Blinkova: Preview

Jelena Ostapenko
Jelena Ostapenko

Jelena Ostapenko comes to the Ostrava Open from a defeat in the finals of the 2021 Luxembourg Open at the hands of Clara Tauson. Prior to that, she played at the 2021 Cincinnati Open where she lost in the 3rd round. She later opted out of the 2021 US Open due to medical reasons.

Anna Blinkova enters the main-draw as the lucky loser after having lost in the 2nd qualifying round. She had 1st round exits in both the Cleveland Open and the US Open and lost in the 2nd qualifying round at the Cincinnati Open. With a good opportunity at her hands, she will be looking to make the most of it.

Jelena Ostapenko vs Anna Blinkova: Head to Head

Anna Blinkova
Anna Blinkova

This is the 2nd meeting between the duo who last met in the semi-finals of the 2019 Luxembourg Open where Jelena won in 3-sets and now leads the head-to-head tie 1-0.

Jelena Ostapenko vs Anna Blinkova: Prediction

Jelena Ostapenko
Jelena Ostapenko

Anna will come into the clash with a career Hardcourt record of 76-58 and is 5-11 on the surface this season having gone 14-21 across all surfaces this year. Jelena will take the court with a career Hardcourt record of 82-77 and is 8-8 on the surface having a 27-16 season record across all surfaces.

While both the players had their challenges this season, Jelena still remains the favourite for the clash given her better experience and a good run in Cleveland before coming to Ostrava.

Prediction: Jelena Ostapenko to win in 3-sets.

Jelena Ostapenko vs Anna Blinkova: Live Streaming and Where to Watch

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