Vitalia Diatchenko vs Jeļena Ostapenko
|Date & Time||Saturday July 7, 2018, 12:45 PM (EDT)|
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Vitalia Diatchenko has had a very impressive Wimbledon campaign. The Russian firstly beat superstar, Maria Sharapova, and then followed that victory by beating promising American youngster, Sofia Kenin. Vitalia Diatchenko was lucky to get into this tournament after she managed to make it through the qualifying tournament but she is taking her opportunity with open arms and making a deep run in the tournament. The Russian has now drawn former grand slam winner and world number 12, Jeļena Ostapenko from Latvia. Both players will feel that they can win this match so I am expecting some excellent tennis from both these tennis superstars.
Jeļena Ostapenko is a very promising player and at the age of only 21, the Latvian has a very bright future ahead of her. The Latvian has been very impressive at Wimbledon as she has managed to win all her matches without dropping a single set. This form is what is expected from a top player and she will hope that she can challenge for the title this year. This will not be an easy match for Jeļena Ostapenko since she has drawn a player in great form and is high on confidence but expect the Latvian to show her class in this clash.
On the other side of the coin, Vitalia Diatchenko will look to use her form to make it further into the competition. The Russian is looking very solid and has managed to beat players ranked well above her. This match will be a little tougher than her previous matches since Vitalia Diatchenko has drawn a player in good form. While Vitalia Diatchenko is playing well, it will be interesting to see if the Russian can compete against a top player inform rather than the out of form Maria Sharapova that she has already beaten.
All in all, I see Jeļena Ostapenko winning this match. She is the better player and I think she is good enough to get a win and make it to the fourth round. We are getting a good enough price to wager on Jeļena Ostapenko winning so that is the bet I am going to suggest for this match.