In the first round of the WTA Kremlin Cup 2021, World No. 30 Jelena Ostapenko will take on World No. 79 Andrea Petkovic.
Jelena Ostapenko vs Andrea Petkovic: Match Details
- Tournament: WTA Kremlin Cup 2021
- Match: Jelena Ostapenko vs Andrea Petkovic
- Round: First Round
- Date: 19 October, 2021
- Prize money: $6,650
- Venue: Moscow, Russia
- Surface: Outdoor Hard court
Jelena Ostapenko vs Andrea Petkovic: Preview
Jelena Ostapenko has seen a late resurgence of form, making good and consistent runs across various tournaments. The former French Open champion comes to Moscow from a defeat in the semi-finals of the 2021 Indian Wells to eventual runner-up Victoria Azarenka. This is her 4th appearance at the Kremlin Cup and just the second in the main-draw and she is yet to win a match at the tournament.
Andrea Petkovic has not enjoyed the return to hardcourts since she won the 2021 Winners Open in Romania. She is yet to go past the 2nd round on hardcourts since then. Petkovic is also making her 4th Kremlin Cup appearance and 2nd main-draw appearance and is playing there for the first time since 2010 when she was defeated in the second round.
Jelena Ostapenko vs Andrea Petkovic: Head to Head
This will be the fourth meeting between the duo who last met at the 2019 Fed Cup which was the only Petkovic win. Ostapenko continues to lead their head-to-head tie 2-1.
Jelena Ostapenko vs Andrea Petkovic: Prediction
Andrea will come into the tie with a career Hardcourt record of 173-141 and is 5-8 on the surface this season while being 21-19 for the season across all surfaces. Jelena will take the court with a career Hardcourt record of 83-76 and has a surface record of 12-9 this season having a record of 32-18 across all surfaces.
Looking at these numbers, their past performances and recent results, Jelena Ostapenko looks like the one who will be heading into the next round.
Prediction: Jelena Ostapenko to win in straight-sets.
Jelena Ostapenko vs Andrea Petkovic: Live Streaming and Where to Watch
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