Sorana Cirstea vs Jelena Ostapenko Prediction and Odds: Italian Open 2023

These two players know each other very well and this will be their first match after six years. The Latvian has been more successful in the past, but it seems like it’s Cirstea’s turn to shine in Rome.

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Sorana Cirstea vs Jelena Ostapenko – Match Predictions

Cirstea is coming off winning a title last week and she seems ready to go deep in Madrid but first, she needs to go past a player she has never beaten before.

Sorana Cirstea to win

Cirstea has never won a set in the previous matches against Ostapenko and that moment will finally come. The Romanian has an excellent season especially on clay losing only one of 8 matches so far in the season on that surface. Ostapenko is coming off a devastating loss in Madrid while Cirstea won the title in Catalonia. There is no doubt Cirstea is the better player at the moment, and she will show that on the court.

Over 21.5 games

Both players are experienced and know how to adapt well on any opponent. Cirstea is coming off a great week and Ostapenko knows what she needs to do against her. This will be a match in which both players will hold their serves most of the time and it will go over 21.5 games.

Sorana Cirstea vs Jelena Ostapenko Preview

Both players are among the dark horse candidates to go deep in this tournament and no favorite will have an easy time against whoever advances.

Sorana Cirstea

Cirstea is ranked at No 34 at the WTA rankings and her career-high was at No. 21. The Romanian is 20-9 for the season and impressive 7-1 on clay. In the opening round in Rome, she defeated Katie Volynets in three sets. Last week, Cirstea played in Catalonia where she won the title by defeating Elizabeth Mandlik in the third set tie-break. Cirstea reached the round of 16 in Rome back in 2012 and this is the first time she passed the opening round ever since.

Jelena Ostapenko

Ostapenko is ranked at No. 20 with her career-best being at No. 5. The 2019 Wimbledon finalist is 14-10 for the season and 2-2 on clay. She is coming off a second round loss to Ludmilla Samsonova in Madrid winning only three games in that match. Ostapenko’s best result this season was the quarterfinal at the Australian Open where she lost to Elena Rybakina.

Sorana Cirstea vs Jelena Ostapenko Head to Head

This will be the third match between the two and Ostapenko won both of the previous battles. They met twice in short period in 2017 and the Latvian won 6-4, 6-4 in Beijing and with the same score at the US Open.

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Sorana Cirstea vs Jelena Ostapenko Match Details

  • Date and Time: The match will start on Friday, May 12 (to be determined)
  • Venue: The match will be played on (to be determined)
  • Where to watch the match in UK? This match will be available on Amazon Prime for fans in the United Kingdom

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