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The quarterfinals of the Italian Open 2023, will have some interesting duels as Paula Badosa vs Jelena Ostapenko. Both players overcame a tough crossing in the fourth round, so we expect to see a good performance from both, as well as a good show.
The first time these two players faced each other they did it on clay in Paris, now they will do it on the same surface in the Rome Masters 2023. On this occasion Badosa was the winner, will she be able to repeat this result or will Ostapenko surprise her?
These odds from Ladbrokes were correct at the time of writing.
Paula Badosa vs Jelena Ostapenko – Match Predictions
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Badosa to Win
A look at the performances of each of these players during the opening rounds of the Italian Open 2023 shows that they both arrived at this stage with many hurdles that they could barely overcome. Paula Badosa has more than twice as many clay-court victories as Jelena Ostapenko this season. We expect to see a very close match, but in the end, it will be the Spanish player who will advance to the final four.
Over 20.5 Total Games
After four duels the Spanish tennis player accumulates almost 100 games played in this Rome Masters 2023. Two of the three duels she played against the Austrian tennis player lasted for three sets. We predict that this duel will go on for a long time, we may even see 3 sets. Either way, we expect to see more than 20.5 games.
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Badosa has struggled to get through each of the previous rounds. After four matches, she has spent more than 8 hours on the court, playing a total of 97 games in 10 sets.
In the previous round she faced Karolina Muchova, in a duel that lasted 3 hours and had three sets in total, one of them was defined in the tiebreak. After 31 games, the Spanish tennis player got the pass to the quarter-finals.
The Austrian tennis player is making her best performance in a clay court tournament this season. Previously she failed to get past the second round in Stuttgart and the third round in Madrid.
In each of the three previous rounds, she overcame great players who have stood out this season, perhaps the most difficult was the last one before Daria Kasatkina whom she defeated in three sets. This was the longest duel Paula had in this Rome Masters 2023.
Badosa vs Ostapenko Head to Head
For the fourth consecutive year, Badosa and Ostapenko will meet. Since their first meeting in Paris in 2020, each has alternated victory.
The Spanish player was the first to take the lead. They then met again in St. Petersburg, where Ostapenko levelled the series. The last time they met in Sydney, Paula Badosa took the lead again in a series that favoured her 2-1.
Paula Badosa vs Jelena Ostapenko Match Details
- The match will start on Wednesday, May 17th at 15:15
- Bookmakers are strongly favoring Paula Badosa to success in this match
- The place chosen for this match is the Central Court.
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