Elena Rybakina vs Jelena Ostapenko: World No.6 Elena Rybakina and 20th-seed Jelena Ostapenko will meet in the second semi-final of the ongoing Italian Open in Rome.
Rybakina upset World No.1 Iga Swiatek who injured her thigh and retired from the quarterfinal match. And ahead of the semi-final clash, she eliminated the likes of Marketa Vondrousova, Anna Kalinskaya, and Jasmine Paolini.
Ostapenko, on the other hand, beat Paula Badosa to reach the final-four of the tournament. After her appearance in two quarterfinals, this is her best result in Italy. Also Read: Novak Djokovic Scripts UNWANTED Record After Quarterfinal Loss To Holger Rune In Italian Open
Elena Rybakina vs Jelena Ostapenko head-to-head
It will be their second encounter this season. The Kazakh in their previous match defeated the Latvian at the 2023 Australian Open quarterfinal in straight sets. Rybakina leads the overall head-to-head record by 2-1. Also Read: “Djoker Got Screwed Out Of The Game,” Former Tennis Star Thinks Novak Djokovic’s Vaccination Stance Cost Him Grand Slams
Elena Rybakina vs Jelena Ostapenko prediction
Rybakina’s previous final was at the Miami Open and before this, she lifted her first WTA 1000 masters trophy of the season when she beat Aryna Sabalenka in the final at the 2023 Indian Wells Masters. Her best performance, apart from winning the Indian Wells was reaching the Australian Open final this season. Looking at her form and her producing brilliant winners, Rybakina will be having an upper hand over Ostapenko and she will be the favorite to win the match.
Prediction: Rybakina in three sets.
Elena Rybakina’s last three matches
- Italian Open 2023: Quarterfinal- Rybakina beat Iga Swiatek 2-6, 7-6(7-3), 2-2 (Walkover).
- Italian Open 2023: Round of 16- Rybakina beat Marketa Vondrousova 6-3, 6-3.
- Italian Open 2023: Round of 32- Rybakina beat Anna Kalinskaya 4-3 (Walkover).
Jelena Ostapenko’s last three matches
- Italian Open 2023: Quarterfinal- Ostapenko beat Paula Badosa 6-2, 4-6, 6-3.
- Italian Open 2023: Round of 16- Ostapenko beat Jelena Kasatkina 6-4, 4-6, 6-0.
- Italian Open 2023: Round of 32- Ostapenko beat Barbora Krejcikova 7-6(7-2), 6-0.
Broadcast and Live Stream Details
- US – Tennis Channel
- UK – Tennis TV (live streaming)
- Australia – beIN Sports
- Canada – TSN
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