Angelique Kerber vs Jelena Ostapenko Betting Tips and Predictions
Angelique Kerber vs Jelena Ostapenko Betting Tips and Predictions for the semi-finals at Wimbledon, which sees a mouth-watering clash between former world number one Angelique Kerber and 2017 French Open champion Jelena Ostapenko. These two women have survived the tournament of upsets to reach yet another grand slam semi-final, and both will be looking to book their place in Saturday’s showpiece final. Two-time grand slam champion Angelique Kerber will be looking to book her place in a second Wimbledon final, following her run to the final in 2016, while Ostapenko is appearing in the semi-finals here for the first time. The Latvian did, however, enjoy her best run here twelve months ago by reaching the quarter-final stage, while Kerber was beaten in the 4th round twelve months ago. This could an absolute epic, as they both give it their all, but who will come out on top in the end to reach Saturday’s final?
Angelique Kerber remains the highest seeded player left in the tournament, and the German ace will be confident of her chances of reaching yet another grand slam final. The German has put a horrid 2017 behind her this year, and she’s slowly beginning to rediscover her best tennis. Kerber, who won both the Australian and US Open’s in 2016, made a fine start to the season by winning the Sydney International, before going onto reach the semi-finals at the season’s open grand slam event, the Australian Open. Kerber also reached the quarter-finals at last month’s French Open, and thanks to her run this week she’s now the only woman to have reached at least the quarter-finals in all three of the season’s grand slam events to date. The German ace has also been in great form throughout this tournament, dropping just one set en route to this semi-final. Kerber beat Vera Zvonareva and Claire Liu in the early rounds, before navigating the highly talented Naomi Osaka in the third round. Kerber then got the better of Belinda Bencic, before seeing off Darya Kasatkina in the quarter-finals. Can the former world number one reach a second Wimbledon final?
2017 French Open champion Jelena Ostapenko is into her first Wimbledon semi-final, and with the tennis she’s playing she’ll be confident of going all the way. The Latvian ace has played her best tennis of the season throughout this tournament, and she finds herself in the semi-finals having not dropped a set. This comes after a series of straight-set wins over Katy Dunner, Kirsten Flipkens, Vitalia Diatchenko and Aliaksandra Sasnovich. The dangerous Dominika Cibulkova was Ostapenko’s quarter-final opponent, and in a match full of breaks of serve, it was Ostapenko who held it together to win her fifth straight-sets match of the competition. Ostapenko hadn’t been enjoying the best of seasons prior to this tournament, with a big disappointment being her first round defeat as the French Open, where she was the defending champion. The twenty-one-year-old was also beaten in the third round at the Australian Open, while her solitary run to a final this year came in Miami. Nonetheless, Ostapenko has been in terrific form over the last ten days, and she’ll now be looking to reach a first Wimbledon final, will she do it?
These two have both appeared in grand slam semi-final’s in the past, but Kerber is certainly the more experienced player out of the two. The German ace is set to feature in her seventh grand slam semi-final, and she comes into it with a 3-3 record in past grand slam semi-finals. Kerber has, however, won three of her last four slam semi-finals, and so she’ll be confident of her chances in this one. Jelena Ostapenko, meanwhile, won her only previous grand slam semi-final, on her way to winning the 2017 French Open. The Latvian ace has never lost a slam semi-final, and that could be an advantage for her as she comes into this match with no scar tissue.
This will be Kerber’s third Wimbledon semi-final, having won one and lost one of her two previous semi-finals here, while this will be Ostapenko’s first Wimbledon semi-final. Angelique Kerber does, however, have a disappointing 1-3 record in semi-finals this season, losing her last three on the spin. Jelena Ostapenko, on the other hand, is 1-0 in semi-finals this season, after her win in the Miami semi-final. Will Kerber’s past experience of playing in a Wimbledon semi-final prove to be the difference?
This will be the first meeting between these two, and it should be a cracker. They both played at Eastbourne in the build-up to this tournament, and they both enjoyed good runs. Jelena Ostapenko reached the quarter-finals at the tournament, while Kerber reached the semi-finals. The German was certainly in the better form coming into this tournament, but they’re both playing at a high level right now and this should be a close match. Who will reach their first grand slam final of the season?
Angelique Kerber 2-1Set Betting
I think Kerber edges a close one to reach her second Wimbledon final. The German has been in the better form all year, and in the build-up to this tournament, while Ostapenko hadn’t been in great form prior to this tournament. I think Kerber is the more solid and more consistent player, while Ostapenko has the ability to blow hot and cold at times. The Latvian’s serve was not great in the quarter-finals and, if she serves like that again in this match, Kerber won’t let her off the hook. Ostapenko hasn’t dropped a set yet, and I do think she’ll win one in this match, but I think Kerber is playing slightly the better tennis right now and I think she’ll be too good for her opponent during the important points of this match. I think Kerber wins an epic 2-1.
Over 21.5Total Games
These two have played at a similar level throughout the tournament, and for that reason I see this match going the distance. I see both players taking a set off one another, and I think they’ll be long sets of tennis. I don’t see either playing running away with it, and for that reason I think there will be plenty of games of tennis in this match.