Jelena Ostapenko vs Bernarda Pera prediction and odds: US Open 2023

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In a tantalizing showdown on the Flushing Meadows courts, Jelena Ostapenko and Bernarda Pera are poised to deliver a memorable encounter. While Ostapenko has experienced success at other majors, the US Open has remained a challenge where she has not progressed beyond the third round.

For the latest insights and betting tips on the US Open 2023, be sure to check out our predictions for the ATP men’s event and the WTA women’s event.

Our favourite Jelena Ostapenko vs Bernarda Pera match predictions

The stage is set for an intriguing clash as both Ostapenko and Pera arrive after three-set victories in the previous round. The crowd will support the 73-ranked Pera but will be ready to cherish the Latvian ace’s antics and unconventional playing style.

Over 20.5 Games @ 1/1 (2.00)

Neither Ostapenko nor Pera have particularly impressed with their wins at the US Open. The former had 80 unforced errors to her name but still forced her path to the third round. On the other hand, Pera found herself on the back foot against Xiyu Wang and only got her rhythm after winning the second set tiebreaker. Given the inconsistent displays from both participants, we expect a long duel in this meeting, that sees at least 20.5 games to find a conclusion.

2-1 to Jelena Ostapenko @ 3/1 (4.00)

Ostapenko is the bookmakers’ favourite in this duel and with good reason. Prior to the US Open, Pera had only registered back-to-back victories once in her last eight tournaments. With the home crowd’s support and fighting displays even in defeat at Cincinnati, Hamburg and Wimbledon, we expect her to give resistance. However, the Latvian should have enough resolve to triumph with the help of a deciding set, as has been the case in her victories over Jasmine Paolini and Elina Avanesyan.

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.

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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.

Jelena Ostapenko preview

The Latvian star’s unorthodox style of play was on full display in her second-round victory against Elina Avanesyan, where she managed to overcome 80 unforced errors to secure a narrow win. Despite her propensity for unforced errors, Ostapenko remains a formidable force on the tennis court. It has been a bothersome statistic but the world number 21 has shown glimpses of her talent, particularly with her quarterfinal appearance at the Australian Open.

Bernarda Pera preview

Bernarda Pera’s journey at the US Open has been highlighted by a strong start with a notable win over Veronika Kudermetova. While her rankings have fluctuated, Pera’s ability to secure victories over top-ranked players showcases her potential. Her recent form includes victories over top 20 players, but she arrived at the US Open without back-to-back wins in seven of her last eight tournaments.

Ostapenko vs Pera head to head

In their only previous encounter at the 2019 Jurmala tournament, Pera secured a convincing victory over the Latvian rival. Since then, both players have evolved, and it is Ostapenko who is expected to offer a tougher challenge this time around.

Key match details

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  • When will this match start? This match starts at 17:30 GMT on 01 September.
  • Who is the reigning US Open champion? Carlos Alcaraz and Iga Swiatek are the reigning US Open champions.
  • Where can you watch US Open? Fans in the UK can tune into Sky Sports to catch US Open action. Australian fans are also in luck with Channel 9 broadcasting action from Flushing Meadows for free.

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