In the fourth round of the WTA-1000 Indian Wells 2021, World No. 4 and the 2nd seeded Iga Swiatek will take on World No. 29 and the 24th seeded Jelena Ostapenko.
Iga Swiatek vs Jelena Ostapenko: Match Details
- Tournament: Indian Wells 2021
- Match: Iga Swiatek vs Jelena Ostapenko
- Round: Round of 16
- Date: 12th October 2021
- Prize Money: $92,000
- Surface: Outdoor hard court
Iga Swiatek vs Jelena Ostapenko: Preview
Iga Swiatek continues her rampant run in her main-draw debut at the Indian Wells 2021 as the 20-year old defeats Russia’s Veronika Kudermetova 6-1, 6-0 serving yet another bagel this season in their 3rd round clash. This was her 2nd consecutive straight-set win as she won her 2nd round also in straight-sets, defeating Petra Martic 6-1, 6-3.
Jelena Ostapenko reaches the 4th round at the Indian Wells Tennis Garden for the first time in her 4th appearance in the desert. The former French Open champion came out on the top in a hard-fought 3-setter against Yulia Putintseva, winning the match 6-3, 2-6, 6-3. She had earlier defeated Su-Wei Hsieh 6-3, 6-0 in the 2nd round.
Iga Swiatek vs Jelena Ostapenko: Head to Head
This will be the second meeting between the duo who last met in Birmingham in 2019 where Ostapenko won 6-0, 6-2 in the 1st round against Iga who qualified for the main-draw through the qualifiers. Ostapenko leads the head-to-head 1-0.
Iga Swiatek vs Jelena Ostapenko: Prediction
Jelena will come into the tie with a career Hardcourt record of 81-75 and is 10-8 on the surface for the season while having a 30-17 record this season across all surfaces. Swiatek will take the court with a career Hardcourt record of 48-20 and is 17-7 on Hardcourts this season having an overall surface record of 35-12 this season.
Looking at these numbers, their recent form and past few performances, it seems that Iga Swiatek will be the one heading into the next round and level the head-to-head.
Prediction: Iga Swiatek to win in straight-sets.
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