Pliskova vs. Ostapenko
The 2017 French Open champion Jelena Ostapenko improved her winning streak on clay to 10-matches after an impressive 6 – 3 6 – 0 win over Zarina Diyas. Known as one of the most aggressive players in the game, the fast court conditions in Stuttgart suit Ostapenko’s playing style. Taking a look now at Jelena’s numbers on her opening match in the Porsche Arena against Diyas, the Latvian ended the match with 22 winners and only 13 unforced errors.
Karolina Pliskova continues her quest for first title of 2018. The former world No.1 hopes to go one step further this season after two consecutive defeats in the Porsche Tennis Grand Prix semi-finals. Despite her undeniable quality, clay is clearly Karolina’s worst surface with the Czech winning only 55.19% of the matches played throughout her career on red dirt. Adding to this, Pliskova was made to work hard in the previous round to beat qualifier Veronika Kudermetova in two close sets.
These two players will face each other for the 4th time in their careers with Pliskova winning two of their previous three official meetings.
Despite Karolina’s lead on the h2h, Ostapenko emerged victorious from their most recent encounter at the 2017 WTA Finals Singapore. On the other hand, the conditions in Stuttgart should benefit the Latvian on this match. Having said that, our recommendation is for you to take advantage of the value on Jelena’s tennis betting odds by placing a bet on her moneyline at 83/100 at green listed bookmaker Pinnacle.
Best Play: Jelena Ostapenko ML at 83/100 at Pinnacle