Anastasia Potapova vs Jelena Ostapenko Prediction and Odds: Birmingham Open 2023

In the Birmingham Open semifinals, Jelena Ostapenko locks horns with Anastasia Potapova. As the match-up of the seasoned Ostapenko and the resilient Potapova takes the focus, the stage is set for a high-stakes showdown. Get the latest tennis betting tips and predictions here.

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Anastasia Potapova vs Jelena Ostapenko – Match Predictions

Over 20.5 Games

Neither Ostapenko nor Potapova are willing to give up. Both semi-finalists have been involved in three three-set affairs to reach the semi-finals. They have made mistakes and forced the issue late to triumph. It looks unlikely that they would stop making the mistakes that saw long duels forced upon them. As they face off with the final one step away, mistakes will be made and blows exchanged and we should see Over 20.5 Games.

3 Total Sets

Potapova opened the Birmingham Classic with a three-set duel with Marta Kostyuk. She then forced the issue against Caty McNally and Harriet Dart, again with 2-1 set scorelines in her favour. Ostapenka has made her way to the semi-finals in the same fashion, triumphing over Linda Noskova, Venus Williams and Magdalena Frech. Both stars have been battle hardened in three set meetings across the Birmingham Classic and we expect another three set affair to find a participant for the final.

Anastasia Potapova vs Jelena Ostapenko Preview

Our predictions for this match have now been established, let’s see how these players have fared so far in the Birmingham Open.

Anastasia Potapova

Despite starting several matches at a disadvantage, Potapova has consistently shown resilience and determination. She fought from a set down for the third time in a row, spending over seven hours on court to secure her spot in the semis. Notably, she overcame a breakdown in the second set against a local wildcard, extinguishing the hopes of the home crowd. Potapova’s perseverance has paid off, earning her a well-deserved maiden grass semifinal.

Jelena Ostapenko

Ostapenko showcased her fighting spirit in a thrilling comeback at the Birmingham Open. Despite facing a crushing defeat, she refused to give up. After losing the first set and taking a medical time-out for her left calf, Ostapenko found herself trailing in the second set by a significant margin. However, she defied the odds, mounting a remarkable comeback to secure a spot in her first Birmingham singles semifinal.

Anastasia Potapova vs Jelena Ostapenko Head to Head

This is the first meeting between Potapova and Ostapenko on the WTA tour.

Anastasia Potapova vs Jelena Ostapenko Match Details

Birmingham Open
Picture date: Monday June 19, 2023. – Photo by Icon sport
  • When will this match start? This match starts at 12:30 GMT on 24 June.
  • What is the prize money for Birmingham Open in 2023? The total prize money for the 2023 edition stands at €259,303.
  • Who is the top seed of the Birmingham Open? Barbora Krejcikova is the top seed at Birmingham Open.

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