Elena Rybakina vs Jelena Ostapenko prediction and odds: Cincinnati Open 2023

Only in the second round will we see a promising match between two top-ten tennis players. Elena Rybakina and Jelena Ostapenko have already played all-male matches this season, and they will do so again at the Cincinnati Open with a lot on the line.

These odds from Ladbrokes were correct at the time of writing.

Elena Rybakina vs Jelena Ostapenko – match predictions

Keep reading to get the best Cincinnati Open betting tips and tennis prediction for today.

Rybakina to win 2-0

The gap in skill between one player and the other widened and widened again, albeit in opposite ways. Years ago, Jelena Ostapenko dominated and easily won the duel.

This season, Rybakina demonstrated that everything has changed by defeating the Latvian in straight sets. I believe the outcome will be the same this time.

First set after 4 games: Rybakina 3-1  

We observed how the Kazakh tennis player converted a breakpoint in the first game of each fight in her previous matches. This year, she performed the same in both h2h races. I believe this tendency will continue, and Rybakina will be 3-1 ahead after four games in the first set.

Elena Rybakina vs Jelena Ostapenko preview

Previous Cincinnati Open predictions are backed up by a detailed study and analysis of Elena Rybakina vs Jelena Ostapenko

Elena Rybakina 

The tennis player is still performing admirably, but she needs to put in a little more work to compete for the top spot in the WTA rankings. She is no longer on the podium, meaning she must advance past the quarter-finals of the Cincinnati Open to reclaim her place in the world’s top three.

Her most recent outing was at the Montreal Open, where she lost in the semi-finals against Liudmila Samsonova, a wonderful opportunity to win another title.

Jelena Ostapenko

The 26-year-old is far from her peak and has been inconsistent in recent years. This season, the Latvian player barely won a championship. She only made it to the quarter-finals or higher in a few competitions.

She currently has a record of 28 wins and 15 defeats. She did not advance past the second round in the previous two competitions. She struggled to beat Karolina Pliskova in her previous match.

Rybakina vs Ostapenko Head to Head

The two players’ head-to-head history began in 2019. They have met a total of four times since then. The Latvian player won in straight sets the first two times. The Kazakh player had to wait until this year to win in the same manner again.

19/05/23 Rybakina beat Ostapenko 6-2 6-4 (US Open, hardcourt)

24/01/23 Rybakina beat Ostapenko 6-2 6-4 (US Open, hardcourt)

Elena Rybakina vs Jelena Ostapenko match details

Cincinnati Open
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  • Elena Rybakina is favourite to win according to most bookmakers.
  • The venue chosen for this match is Centre Court.
  • The match is set on Wednesday, August 16th at 21:30.

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