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Wimbledon 2024: Jelena Ostapenko vs Barbora Krejčíková; Preview, Head to Head and Prediction

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Coming to Wimbledon this year, very few would have thought of the dominance that Elena Ostapenko She was determined to make a splash on the courts. Having reached the quarter-finals after 6 years, the Latvian player has been extremely dangerous and doesn’t know how to stop at this point. With final exams looming, she is ready to take on whoever comes her way. But, now that the road is getting tougher, it will be interesting to see whether her dominance continues or not.

His opponent for the quarter-final match will be Barbora Krejcikova from the Czech Republic. Having also upset some of the favourites in the tournament, he has no fear of anyone. With the two stars facing each other, who of the two will make it to the semi-finals?

Jelena Ostapenko vs Barbora Krejcikova: preview

Latvian star Jelena Ostapenko reached the quarterfinals with impressive victories. She defeated Ajla Tomljanovic, Daria Snigur, Bernarda Pera and Yulia Putintseva. In the fourth round, Ostapenko beat Putintseva 6-2, 6-3, hitting 26 winners.

She served well with 3 aces and 60% of first serves, winning 63% of those points. Ostapenko’s highlights in 2024 include titles in Adelaide and Linz, with a 30-13 win-loss record, with 5-2 on grass.

Ranked 32nd, Czech player Barbora Krejcikova reached the quarterfinals by defeating Veronika Kudermetova, Katie Volynets, Jessica Bouzas Maneiro and Danielle Collins. In the fourth round, Krejcikova defeated Collins 7-5, 6-3, scoring 77 points and hitting 32 winners.

She served 5 aces and committed 5 double faults, losing her serve just once. Krejcikova made 67% of her first serves and won 80% of those points. She broke Collins 4 times out of 15 opportunities. Krejcikova has a win-loss record of 11-9 in 2024, with a 6-2 record on grass.

Ostapenko vs Krejcikova: face to face

As far as head-to-head statistics between the two players are concerned, Jelena Ostapenko has been a clear winner in the debate. Out of the 7 meetings the two stars have faced each other, Ostapenko has managed to emerge victorious on 5 occasions while Krejickova managed to win only two of them. Their last meeting was in the final of the Birmingham Open when she defeated Barbora Krejickova in straight sets 7-6, 6-4.

The only time Krejcikova managed to beat Ostapenko was on hard courts, where she demonstrated her dominance. That was in 2021 and 2022. Apart from that, Jelena Ostapenko has managed to show her dominance both on clay courts and on grass courts.

Prediction: Jelena Ostapenko to emerge victorious in straight sets

Coming into this match, both players will be equally determined to get the win. However, as things stand, the form Jelena Ostapenko has shown in the tournament so far makes her a worthy contender to reach the semi-finals. Having dropped just 15 games en route to the quarter-finals, she looked very dangerous in the tournament and could make it all the way to the final of the event.

If Barbora wants to take on fan favourite Ostapenko, she will have to go all out against her and make sure she doesn’t lose focus. Her recent win over Danielle Collins would have certainly given her confidence heading into the match. With the stage set for an intriguing quarter-final match, who will make it through to the next round? Let us know in the comments below!

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