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As the China Open progresses, all eyes are on the thrilling quarterfinal clash between Jelena Ostapenko and Liudmila Samsonova. Each player brings their own brand of tennis to the court, promising an exciting contest.
Our favourite Jelena Ostapenko vs Liudmila Samsonova – match predictions
- 1 Our favourite Jelena Ostapenko vs Liudmila Samsonova – match predictions
- 2 Ostapenko vs Samsonova: Battle of power and resilience at the China Open
- 3 Key match details
The China Open quarterfinals promise fireworks as Jelena Ostapenko, fresh off a convincing victory against Jessica Pegula. She faces off against the resilient Liudmila Samsonova, who’s fought her way past Marta Kostyuk to this stage.
Jelena Ostapenko to win @ 1/1 (2.00)
Ostapenko and Samsonova have met each other once in 2023 with the Russian ace triumphing in straight sets on Madrid’s clay courts. Althought the h2h stats are skewed in favour of Jelena, but those meetings were two years back despite being on hard courts. However, after making little work of the ever consistent Pegula, those statistics cannot be discounted and we believe the Latvian ace should book a place in the semi-finals at Samsonova’s expense.
2-0 to Jelena Ostapenko @ 2/1 (3.00)
Eva Lys highlighted that fact the Penko was not at her usual best. However, after Noskova’s withdrawal, she came up to speed and dispatched off Pegula with ease. She will surely have the upper hand against Samsonova, who had to work hard for her 2-1 victory over Kostyuk. Each of their three duels have been straight set affairs and given Ostapenko’s tendency to surprise, we expect her to get the job done without needing a deciding set.
Jelena Ostapenko vs Liudmila Samsonova odds
According to most bookies, it is Samsonova who has a slight edge in this meeting with a 54.6% chance of winning. Our pick, Ostapenko cannot be ruled out with a 50% chance of implied victory.
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.
Ostapenko vs Samsonova: Battle of power and resilience at the China Open
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
This marks Ostapenko’s fifth appearance at the China Open, and she’s looking to surpass her previous performances. Jelena Ostapenko enjoyed a day of rest following Linda Noskova’s withdrawal, and she returned to action with style. She dispatched the reigning Montreal champion, Jessica Pegula, in straight sets. With several quarterfinals this season, including a semifinal in an Italian WTA 1000 event, Ostapenko is determined to make her mark in Beijing.
Liudmila Samsonova preview
Samsonova’s journey in Beijing has been far from easy, with tough battles against formidable opponents. She has shown her ability to fight back from difficult situations, including overcoming a double break deficit in her third-set victory against Marta Kostyuk. The Russian player has displayed her prowess in 2023 by reaching three semifinals, most recently in Montreal, where she defeated top-tier opponents. Her resilience has been a key factor in her Beijing debut and will be relying on it in search of her maiden WTA 1000 title.
Jelena Ostapenko vs Liudmila Samsonova head to head
Jelena Ostapenko holds a 2-1 lead in their head-to-head encounters, with the Latvian winning their first two matches, including a semifinal clash in Luxembourg. However, Liudmila Samsonova gained the upper hand in their recent meeting in Madrid with a dominant victory.
Key match details
- What is the prize money for China Open 2023? The total prize money for China Open 2023 is $8,127,389.
- Who is the top seed of the China Open? Aryna Sabalenka has the top billing at China Open 2023.
- Who is the reigning China Open champion? Naomi Osaka is the reigning China Open champion.
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