Jelena Ostapenko vs Aleksandra Krunic, Cincinnati R1 Preview

Western & Southern Open, ??? Cincinnati R1 Preview + Prediction
(12) ?? Jelena Ostapenko vs (Q) ?? Aleksandra Krunic

Jelena Ostapenko made a disappointing start to her U.S Open series campaign last week in Toronto. The reigning Roland Garros champion suffered a shock three set loss to Varvara Lepchenko in the opening round of the Rogers Cup, the Latvian will be keen to have a much better week in Cincinnati. Ostapenko will begin her Western & Southern Open campaign on Tuesday with an opening round clash against Serbian qualifier Aleksandra Krunic.

Many are expecting Ostapenko to struggle to deal with the spotlight after her Roland Garros triumph. The opposite occurred at Wimbledon as Ostapenko managed to reach the quarter-finals. After a first round loss in Toronto last week, Ostapenko will need to regain her focus in Cincinnati to avoid falling into a form slump. Ostapenko’s opponent: Aleksandra Krunic, reached the main draw in Cincinnati courtesy of tough three set wins over Sorana Cirstea and Francesca Schiavone.

This will be the first career meeting between Ostapenko and Krunic. Ostapenko should have the edge and the determination to claim a win here. Krunic was able to win some tough matches in the qualifying draw but the Serb has really struggled against quality opponents and Ostapenko should prove to be a class above Krunic. Ostapenko will be disappointing with her performance in Toronto and I suspect she will bounce back in Cincinnati, starting with a strong win here.

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Prediction: Jelena Ostapenko to defeat Aleksandra Krunic in 2 sets

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