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The Cincinnati Open’s third round features an enticing clash between 2023 Wimbledon finalist, Ons Jabeur and Croatian ace Donna Vekic. Jabeur’s all-court ability and tactical awareness have propelled her to this stage, while Vekic’s relentless baseline aggression has seen her overcome challenges. Get the latest tennis betting tips and predictions here.
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Ons Jabeur vs Donna Vekic – match predictions
Ons Jabeur to win
Vekic has been busy on the tour, moving from surface to surface and event to event. On the other hand, Jabeur has been more sedentary since her Wimbledon final heartache. There were signs of rust in her meeting with Anhelina Kalinina, where she dug down to come out on top. While Vekic will fancy her chances, three of their four duels have finished in favour of the Tunisian, who should have enough in the tank to make it 4-1.
Over 22.5 games
The last meeting between Jabeur and Vekic was back in Wuhan in 2019, with 28 games played before the Tunisian was declared the winner. The duo are coming into this fixture with three-set affairs in their last outings, with Vekic playing 28 games to overcome Azarenka while Jabeur needed 35 games to overcome Kalinina. As they come across each other, we expect another long duel that should see Over 22.5 Games.
Ons Jabeur vs Donna Vekic preview
Our predictions for this match have now been established, let’s see how these players have fared so far in the Cincinnati Open.
Since her second successive defeat in the final of Wimbledon, Ons Jabeur stayed away from the courts. The Tunisian ace saw from the sidelines as Jessica Pegula strengthened her grip on the WTA third ranking and is now returning with the Cincinnati Open at the top of her mind. She defeated Kalinina on her return, forced into extra time after losing the second-set tiebreak and coming out on top on the second time of asking.
Like Jabeur, Vekic suffered a straight-set loss to Vondrousova in the Wimbledon Championships. Since that third-round defeat, the Croatian maestro has played a further seven games across four different events. In her last outing, Azarenka took her deep which showcased that she is still struggling to give her best. With four wins under her belt, half of those coming in Cincinnati, Vekic will feel confident in this meeting.
Ons Jabeur vs Donna Vekic head to head
Jabeur holds a significant upper hand in their head-to-head rivalry, having clinched victory in three out of their four hard-court matchups. These encounters have underscored Jabeur’s ability to capitalize on the hard court conditions, utilizing her skill set to consistently outplay Vekic.
Ons Jabeur vs Donna Vekic match details
- When will this match start? This match starts at 22:00 GMT on 17 August.
- What is the prize money for Cincinnati Open 2023? The total prize money for Cincinnati Open 2023 is $2,788,468.
- Who is the top seed of the Cincinnati Open? Iga Swiatek has the top billing at Cincinnati Open 2023.
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