Jessica Pegula vs Jelena Ostapenko prediction and odds: China Open 2023

Jessica Pegula vs Jelena Ostapenko prediction and odds: China Open 2023

The 2023 China Open is moving quickly, and the upcoming match between Jessica Pegula and Jelena Ostapenko should be an entertaining one. As for the tennis predictions today that show some good value in the betting markets, I’ve provided two of them right here.

Our favourite Jessica Pegula vs Jelena Ostapenko predictions

Jessica Pegula is in fine form at the moment, and she is currently the number 4 player in the world. As for Jelena Ostapenko, she is ranked 17 right now. And since Jessica Pegula made the finals of an event last week, combined with the fact that Ostapenko received a walkover in her last round, I believe the following two picks are most appropriate for this match:

Pegula to win @ 2/5 (1.80)

Given that Jessica Pegula made the finals of the Tokyo Open last week, I believe she is in much better form than Ostapenko. Additionally, she holds a 3-1 head-to-head record against Ostapenko, so the signs are promising for Pegula to win this match.

Over 20.5 games @ 3/4 (1.75)

Although I think that Pegula will win, Ostapenko has caused the American some issues in the past. More specifically, in two of Pegula’s wins against Ostapenko, the match went to a deciding set. And since Pegula went three sets in her opening match at the WTA China Open, it’s logical to think that Ostapenko could sneak a set or push this one close in two sets.

Jessica Pegula vs Jelena Ostapenko odds

At the moment, the probability of Pegula beating Ostapenko is 71.4%. However, the chance of Ostapenko beating Pegula is just 34.5% because of the most recent odds.

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.

Jessica Pegula looking for the hat-trick over Ostapenko

With my two WTA China Open predictions laid out above, let’s turn the focus to a quick preview for these two.

Jessica Pegula preview

Jessica Pegula has been one of the most consistent players throughout the 2023 season. Of course, this has helped her to reach her current ranking of number 4 in the world. Additionally, she has beaten Ostapenko during the 2023 season, which came back in Doha – a three-set win for the American.

Jelena Ostapenko preview

Ostapenko is a big hitter, much like Jessica Pegula. But I have to question whether she can beat Pegula given the way that the American is playing right now. Of course, my predictions show that I don’t believe that she can. And this is backed up by the fact that she needed three sets to beat a qualifier in round one of this event.

Pegula vs Ostapenko head to head

As referenced above, the head-to-head for these two is pretty solid from the perspective of Jessica Pegula. She has a 3-1 lead against Ostapenko, and she has won their two most recent meetings. One of these was in 2023, while the other was in 2021, at the same event, interestingly. As for the other results, these were both back in 2015 – too far back to have any bearing on this match.

Key match details

Ostapenko China Open

  • Match Schedule – October 4th, 06:00 GMT
  • Venue – Beijing, China
  • Viewing Options – Amazon Prime

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