Jennifer Brady vs Jelena Ostapenko Prediction and Odds: Canadian Open 2023

An enthralling clash awaits at the Canadian Open as Jennifer Brady and Jelena Ostapenko cross paths in the first round. Ostapenko’s recent exploits on the grass courts culminated in her sixth career title in Birmingham, while Brady is on her comeback trail after two years away from the courts. Get the latest tennis betting tips and predictions here.

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Jennifer Brady vs Jelena Ostapenko – Match Predictions

Jelena Ostapenko to Win

While Ostapenko took time off after a hectic grass court swing, Brady started on her comeback trail. She has already claimed a top-30 victim with a straight-sets victory over Anhelina Kalinina. The Latvian is a different beast and when on her mercurial best does not allow rivals breathing space. With Brady still getting used to the speed of the tour after her two-year layoff, we are backing Ostapenko to triumph.

Under 20.5 Games

The duo have played four times before with two wins for each. Only on one occasion did we get to see a deciding set while one finished with Brady retiring. The other two finished in straight sets and saw only 15 and 16 games, respectively. While we anticipate a tough battle between the two, it does not look likely that we will have a long battle on our hands. It should finish Under 20.5 Games as both players will have the bigger picture of the US Open on their minds and will gingerly pace through given their respective injury histories.

Jennifer Brady 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 Canadian Open.

Jennifer Brady

Interestingly, it was against Ostapenka that Brady had to withdraw in the Cincinnati Masters and was then forced to take a lengthy hiatus away from the game. The American ace will be aiming for a complete restart against her, hoping to add to her two straight-set victories. While she has impressed with wins on her return, beating the world number 20 and recent Birmingham winner can be a task too difficult for her.

Jelena Ostapenko

On the back of an impressive set of performances on the grass court swing, Jelena returns her attention to the courts after a month. She did really well in Birmingham, winning her sixth career title after some tough three-set matches. In addition, she reached the Eastbourne International quarter-finals. This probably took a toll on her, as she stumbled out of the Wimbledon Championships in the second round.

Jennifer Brady vs Jelena Ostapenko Head to Head

This is the fifth meeting between Brady and Ostapenko on the WTA tour. Their H2H stats hang in balance with two wins for each.

Jennifer Brady vs Jelena Ostapenko Match Details

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