Kvitova vs Ostapenko: prediction for the WTA Eastbourne match
Current season is surely not the best one for Petra Kvitova. Since the beginning of 2022, she was unable to break into the quarter-final. Czech player usually struggled to even break through second rounds in numerous tournaments, so a competition at Eastbourne is surely a huge success for her.
We should say that Kvitova got a lucky draw. She beat Vekic, Boulter and Dart in first three rounds. However, semi-final match was a tough challenge for Petra. She managed to put an end to Haddad Maia's 12-match winning streak (7:6, 6:4). Kvitova put up a fantastic serving performance in that match, losing no games at her serve.
Jelena Ostapenko had a few unsuccessful tournaments before Eastbourne. But Latvian player managed to put an end to her struggles here and even reached the final for a second year in a row. In 2021, she beat Kontaveit in the decisive match (6:3, 6:3).
Jelena managed to gain fantastic form on her way to the final. It is extremely hard to stop Ostapenko, when she is confident. A semi-final match against Giorgi is a great example (6:2, 6:2). In previous rounds Latvian player secured straight-set victories over Tomljanovic, Keys and Kalinina.
In each of two latest head-to-head matches opponents exchanged sets
This bet played in five of eight head-to-head matches
In our opinion, Ostapenko will have more chances for a victory in the upcoming final. She is in a fantastic form right now and opponents are struggling to find a way to stop her. Kvitova is more experienced player, but it won't be an easy match for her. She had a tough way to the final and overall she is having a turbulent season.
Our prediction - Ostapenko to win the match
Opponents met each other a number of times and so far the score is tied at 4:4 on head-to-head matches. In three latest head-to-head matches Petra and Jelena played at least 22 games and we are expecting another long match.
Our second bet is on total over 22 games