In the Round-of-32 clash of the WTA Stuttgart Open Emma Raducanu takes on Jelena Ostapenko. The Briton’s world ranking is No.68, while the Latvian’s is No.21.
Emma Raducanu vs Jelena Ostapenko: Match Details
- Tournament: WTA Stuttgart Open (Porsche Tennis Grand Prix) 2023
- Match: Emma Raducanu vs Jelena Ostapenko
- Round : Round of 32
- Date : 18th April 2020
- Venue: Porsche Arena, Stuttgart, Germany
- Surface: Clay Indoors
- Prize Money : 780,637 dollars
Emma Raducanu vs Jelena Ostapenko: Preview
After a hard court swing that was difficult, Emma Raducanu will be ready to begin her campaign at the WTA Stuttgart Open this season on clay surface. The British tennis pro is looking to regain her best form since winning the US Open in 2021. Last season, she struggled with her fitness and form. Her troubles continue.
She began the season with the ASB Classic, but a serious ankle injury forced her to withdraw in the second round. She played in the Australian Open, but was defeated in the second round by Coco Gauuff. She reached the Round of 16, but was beaten by the World No.1 Iga Swiatek.
She was eliminated in the first round of the Miami Open by Bianca Andreescu. The first match in the Golden Swing of the season will help her gain momentum for the remainder of the tournament as well as the clay swing.
Jelena Ostapenko has also struggled with her form this year. She began her season with the Adelaide International 2 but lost in the second round to Irina Camelia Begu. She was eliminated from the Adelaide International 2 in the first round. The Latvian tennis player was knocked off the Australian Open by eventual winner Elena Rybakina.
She lost the Round of 16 matches at the Abu Dhabi Open Qatar Open, and the Dubai Tennis Championships. She reached the second round at the Indian Wells Open but was unable to beat Petra Kvitova. In the third round of the Miami Open, she was defeated by Martina Trevisan.
Jelena’s first clay court match of the year is at the Stuttgart Open.
Emma Raducanu vs Jelena Ostapenko: Prediction
Emma Raducanu will be competing in the Porsche Tennis Grand Prix for the second consecutive year. In 2022, she reached the quarter-finals. This time, she wants to win. The first match in the 2023 edition WTA Stuttgart Open could be a stepping-stone on her way to glory.
Jelena Ostapenko is a formidable opponent for the Briton. She is a great clay player and won the French Open last year. It is therefore expected that with her clay-surface experience and expertise, the Latvian tennis pro will be able beat the Briton.
Prediction : Jelena Osapenko will beat this match in straight sets.
Emma Raducanu vs Jelena Ostapenko: Live Streaming Details
- USA: Tennis Channel
- UK: Amazon Prime Video
- France: beIn sports
- Canada: TVA
- Australia: beIN sports
- Germany Eurosport
Emma Raducanu vs Jelena Ostapenko: Match Timings
- Paris: 9:00 PM
- Melbourne: 2:30 AM on April 19
- New York: 12 PM
- London: 5:30 PM
- India: 10:00 PM