Jelena Ostapenko vs. Andrea Petkovic, US Open R1 Prediction

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?? (10) Jelena Ostapenko vs. ?? Andrea Petkovic

Jelena Ostapenko is a decent favourite heading into this opening round clash at Flushing Meadows against the experienced German. This is a match that Ostapenko should be winning and suspect she will do just that.

Ostapenko’s recent record at the Grand Slam level is far superior to that of Petkovic. There is no doubt that Ostapenko is the type of player to really raise her level on the big stage. The gap in rankings between the pair doesn’t lie, Ostapenko is a class above Petkovic. Petkovic has a solid game but Ostapenko does just about everything better than the German. Petkovic’s solid game should actually suit Ostapenko. Petkovic plays with decent pace and little variety, the perfect style to give Ostapenko a good rhythm. A motivated Ostapenko should defeat Petkovic quite comfortably.

Prediction: Jelena Ostapenko to defeat Andrea Petkovic in 2 sets