Ostapenko vs Kerber Tennis Prediction
The semi-final of Wimbledon 2018 is coming up. There will be a meeting on Thursday, 12.07.2018, with Yelena Ostapenko and Angelique Kerber. Who wins the match, can move into the final of Wimbledon. Kerber has already achieved that once, she is now in the semifinals of this venerable tennis tournament for the third time. For Ostapenko it is already a record in Wimbledon, last year they failed in the quarterfinals. A look at the odds shows that Kerber is favored. There are even chances that there will be a German final, as the neighbors Julia Görges and Serena Williams face. However, Kerber’s chances against Ostapenko are much better than Görge’s chances against Williams.
For Ostapenko, born in 1997, this is of course a great success in her still very young career. The 2017 French Open winner could move into the second final in her only fourth year playing Grand Slam tournaments. For Kerber confirmed at this time in any case, that the last weaker year actually seems to be overcome. Having reached the semi-finals of the Australian Open earlier this year, she has since dropped out of quarter-finals at many tournaments. Now, just like in 2016, the final is to be achieved. There could be a reunion with Serena Williams just like two years ago.
If you want to bet on the match, you can do that at Interwetten. There Kerber is ahead, but it should still be a close match. This is also suggested by the odds of set bets that exist alongside the win bets.
Will Ostapenko reach her second grand slam final?
In 2015 Ostapenko participated for the first time ever in a Grand Slam tournament. Interestingly, this was at Wimbledon when it was time for the second round. The following year, the young Latvian player resigned in all Grand Slam tournaments in the first round. But then the very strong last year. In all major tournaments she was able to reach record levels. Among other things, the victory at the French Open or even the quarter-finals in Wimbledon. Last year, she failed at Venus Williams, but now she could play until the semi-finals. That alone is a great success, but the finale is still possible.
So far, Ostapenko has come through Wimbledon without losing a set. In round 1 it was against Katy Dunne, who defeated them 6: 3 and 7: 6. It was followed by victories against Kirsten Flipkens, Vitalyya Anatolyevna Dyachenko, Aljaksandra Sasnowitsch and last in the quarterfinals against Dominika Cibulkova. Although the big favorite was not among the opponents, but Ostapenko has played relatively sovereign to this semi-final. There is only the role of outsider against Kerber, but not as clear as not to attribute any chances to her.
Second time Wimbledon final for Kerber?
Kerber has been in the game for much longer and also celebrated a relatively early success in 2012, when she reached the semi-finals of Wimbledon. At that time Agnieszka Radwanska was over. It should take a few years for her to repeat or even top this success. In 2016 she reached the final, but lost to Serena Williams. In the same year there were victories in the Australian and US Open. After the weaker last year Kerber plays stronger again. If she failed in the semifinals of AusOpen earlier this year, she now wants to reach the final.
Unlike Ostapenko Kerber this move did not succeed without sentence loss. At the beginning there was a clear 7: 5 and 6: 3 win against Wera Igorewna Swonarjowa, but then she lost the first set against Claire Liu. But at the end a clear 3: 6, 6: 2 and 6: 4. It was followed by victories against Naomi Osaka, Belinca Bencic and in the quarterfinals against Daria Sergeyevna Kassatkina. Against Ostapenko Kerber is now traded favored.
Ostapenko – Kerber Record – Previous meetings
A comparison between Ostapenko and Kerber is difficult because the two players have not yet met each other. Accordingly, neither of the two is up front.
Ostapenko – Kerber Tip – Wimbldon 2018
There has never been a direct duel, which makes it all the more exciting who will be in front here. Both players have appeared on the big stage especially in the last two years and it is clear that they can be expected. In this case, Kerber is clearly the more experienced players, who is already in the semifinals of Wimbledon for the third time. Without question, Kerber is also in better shape again, as the results this year show. That makes Kerber also the favorite. Ostapenko but certainly a serious opponent who can surprise on a good day. Nevertheless, should Kerber be able to play their game, it should be enough to win.
Tennis Prediction:Kerber to Win