Ostapenko looks for perfect end at her first career final against an opponent she has defeated already twice this year however Beck has been playing very solid tennis & won't go down without a fight.
Ostapenko looks for perfect end at her first career final against an opponent she has defeated already twice this year however Beck has been playing very solid tennis and won't go down without a fight. Find out what is the top play for WTA Quebec final.
Jelena Ostapenk vs. Annika Beck (5)
Jelena Ostapenko, a former Junior World No.2, is a player with huge potential and is already showing that at the age of 18. With a tremendous firepower, Ostapenko raised the level after a tough start of tournament, losing only 7 games in the last two matches.
Jelena showed a huge mental strength against Naomi Broady in semifinals saving 11 of 11 break points and used her firepower to punish Naomi’s serve winning 67% of points on second serve return. The Latvian already played four ITF finals (three of them this year) but this will be her first WTA final and clearly the biggest match of her career so far.
Annika Beck was our tournament pick as a player to keep an eye on and she keeps impressing defeating on semifinal the defending champion Mirjana Lucic-Baroni. Beck has been serving at very high level holding 91.3% of service games this week and averaging 74.7% first serve in.
Beck just loves to play on Indoor and this will be her 4th career WTA final (three of them on Indoor with a title last season in Luxemburg). Beck’s counter puncher skills and fast baseline movement are clearly her biggest weapons to play on this conditions.
This is the third meeting of 2015 between the two with Ostapenko winning both in three close sets, the last one was at US Open just two weeks ago. This should be once again a very close contest with Ostapenko being the player with more firepower while Beck is the more solid and a ferocious competitor.
There isn’t much separating the two players and in a final it will be even harder for any of them to overplay the other in two easy sets so this contest should go to distance like in the two previous they played and we’ll add the Over to our tennis odds.