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Iga Swiatek vs Jelena Ostapenko prediction and odds: US Open 2023

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There are very few players that have come across Iga Swiatek and returned with a win. The list is reduced further with players having a 3-0 record against her. The world number 1 and defending US Open champion faces such rival, Jelena Ostapenko, in round four at Flushing Meadows next. For the latest insights and betting tips on the US Open 2023, be sure to check out our predictions for the WTA women’s event.

Our favourite Iga Swiatek vs Jelena Ostapenko – match predictions

Swiatek registered her third successive straight-set win at the 2023 US Open and will lock horns with Penko for a place in the quarter-finals. The Latvian ace has been stubborn in her outings, refusing to give up as she claimed three successive 2-1 wins.

2-1 to Iga Swiatek @ 7/2 (4.50)

Iga can end her jinxed run against Jelena in round four. She has been dominant in her outings, conceding only nine games in three US Open outings. On the other hand, Ostapenko has forced the issue every time she has taken the court, coming out on top thanks to deciding set interventions. Their last meeting was also a three-setter and we believe the same scoreline will be repeated. However, given Swiatek’s impressive form, it will be the Polish star registering her first win against a formidable foe.

Over 18.5 Games @ 4/5 (1.80)

Only Daria Saville has put up some resistance against Swiatek but even the Australian ace succumbed in straight sets with only 19 games being played. The Pole’s other outings finished with 13 games apiece. However, the world number 1 has struggled against Ostapenko, with 19 or more games being played in their meetings this decade. Based on this, we expect this match to last at least 18.5 games before a contestant for the next round is finalized.

The odds in this article were correct at the time of writing, and the odds are subject to change. We recommend checking with your bookmaker before placing a bet.

Iga Swiatek vs Jelena Ostapenko: Will the Latvian star continue her supremacy against the world number 1?

Our predictions for this match have now been established, let’s see how these players have fared so far this season for the latest tennis betting tips and predictions here.

Iga Swiatek preview

Swiatek’s journey to the fourth round of the US Open has been nothing short of spectacular, having lost only nine games en route. Her commanding victories over Rebecca Peterson and Kaja Juvan, combined with a gritty win against Daria Saville, showcase her prowess on the court. The 22-year-old Polish sensation is currently spending her 74th and 75th weeks at the No. 1 spot but must continue her winning streak to retain her position. Having successfully defended a major title this summer at Roland Garros, Swiatek aims to emulate the feat of becoming the first women’s defending champion at the US Open to reach the quarterfinal since Sloane Stephens in 2018.

Jelena Ostapenko preview

Ostapenko’s journey to the second week of the US Open marks a historic achievement for the Latvian, as it’s her first time reaching this stage at the tournament. Her path to the fourth round has been dramatic, with hard-fought victories over Jasmine Paolini, Elina Avanesyan, and Bernarda Pera. In addition to her singles matches Ostapenko’s relentless efforts in doubles have resulted in extensive court time, totalling 10 hours and 20 minutes across both disciplines. Her hard work has positioned her just outside the top 20 rankings, providing an opportunity to complete her career Slam quarterfinal set.

Iga Swiatek vs Jelena Ostapenko head to head

Penko holds a 3-0 lead in the head-to-head record against Iga, making their upcoming clash all the more intriguing. Their previous encounters at 2019 Birmingham and 2021 Indian Wells saw Ostapenko’s dominance, while Swiatek’s last defeat before embarking on her historic 37-match winning streak was against Ostapenko at 2022 Dubai, with the Latvian prevailing in a hard-fought battle.

Key match details

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  • When will this match start? This match starts at 02:00 GMT on 04 September.
  • What is the prize money for US Open 2023? The total prize money for US Open 2023 is $65,000,020, with the WTA US Open winner taking home $3,000,000.
  • Who is the reigning US Open champion? Iga Swiatek defeated Ons Jabeur to claim US Open honours in 2022. Incidentally, she is also the top-seeded star at the 2023 US Open.


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