Jelena Ostapenko vs. Maria Sakkari, Australian Open R1 Prediction

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?? (22) Jelena Ostapenko vs. ?? Maria Sakkari

The draw was not kind to Jelena Ostapenko, the Latvian has arguably drawn the most dangerous unseeded player in the draw in the form of Maria Sakkari. Ostapenko has the better credentials and the better ranking but Sakkari is the far better player at the moment.

I think Sakkari should be good enough to take down the 22nd seed here. Sakkari produced a good level at the Hopman Cup and seemingly has had a great perpetration for the first Grand Slam of the year. The same can’t be said for Ostapenko who was bundled on in the opening round in her first two events. Sakkari has a solid game and will make Ostapenko work for every point, Ostapenko simply isn’t playing well enough to overcome such a challenge.

Prediction: Maria Sakkari to defeat Jelena Ostapenko in 2 sets
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