Rogers vs Ostapenko: prediction for the WTA Indian Wells match
On October 14, Shelby Rogers and Jelena Ostapenko will fight for a semi-final spot at Indian Wells tournament. Latvian player recorded two victories over the American opponent in her career. Will we see the third victory?
Shelby Rogers performs successfully at North American hard tournaments. She reached the round of 16 at US Open and achieved the same result at Chicago after a short break.
Rogers got an easy draw in first three rounds of Indian Wells tournament. She recorded victories over Kalinina, Kucova and Begu in straight sets. Rogers had a difficult match in the round of 16 - she played against the US Open finalist, Leylah Fernandez. American player recorded a victory in three sets (2:6, 6:1, 7:6). Rogers played very aggressively on the receive, her opponent won only 52% of points at her serve.
Jelena Ostapenko played only three matches at Indian Wells. Just like her today opponent, Latvian player recorded one sensational victory. In the round of 16 she managed to beat Iga Swiatek (6:4, 6:3). Polish player made breaks in both sets, but Ostapenko didn't surrender and managed to come back into the game. We should note that World No. 29 player made only one double fault.
Before the match against Polish player Ostapenko crushed Hsieh Su-Wei (6:3, 6:0) and then recorded a victory in three sets over Yulia Putintseva (6:3, 2:6, 6:3).
In two out of four matches of Rogers at Indian Wells tiebreaks were played
Five most recent matches of Ostapenko ended with a total of under 9.5 games in the second set
Jelena Ostapenko beat Shelby Rogers twice in her career. But those matches were held on clay surface and in the most recent match the winner was determined after a tiebreak. We think that now Rogers hasn't deserved an underdog status, so we offer to place a bet on her with a higher odd.
Our prediction - Rogers to win
Both players are looking great at Indian Wells, but they are not consistent enough. We are expecting a tight clash.
Our second bet is on total over 21 games