Despite reaching the third round here in Melbourne, Jelena Ostapenko still looks far from her best. Against Anna Bondar, the Latvian could have easily lost the first two sets, but went on to win 6-0 in the third. The former French Open champion is known for her volatile game as she can look like the best player in the world and a player that struggles on the ITF tour from one point to the other. Speaking of the French Open and that variation in her results, the last time Ostapenko met today’s third-round opponent, she lost to Kateryna Kozlova (now Baindl) in the first round of Roland Garros 2018 – one year after lifting the Suzanne- Lenglen cup out of nowhere.
Interestingly enough, Baindl not only won said French Open match, she even leads the head-to-head with Ostapenko by 3-0. The Ukrainian quietly picked up some form as she beat Viktorija Golubic in Hobart before losing to eventual champion Lauren Davis. Wins over Kamilla Rakhimova and Caty McNally are decent results as well. Baindl might not do anything special, but against a player with that many ups and downs, consistency can be the key to victory. Ostapenko might just redline for a set.
0.5u on Kateryna Baindl at 3.18 (+218) with Pinnacle
0.5u on Over 10.5 games 1st set at 4.35 (+335) with Kambi
1u on Over 2.5 sets at 2.52 (+155) with Pinnacle
Over 18s Only (21+ in some jurisdictions). 1 unit = 1% of bankroll. These are my bets that I am making. Please enjoy your betting responsibly. Never bet more than you can afford to lose, and do not chase a loss.