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Anett Kontaveit vs Jelena Ostapenko Predictions & Tips - Ostapenko backed to win Eastbourne International final

  • Anett Kontaveit vs Jelena Ostapenko preview, predictions & tips
  • The Eastbourne International final is being played on Saturday (12.30pm BST)
  • Anett Kontaveit has lost 6 of her last 9 matches against top 50 players
  • Jelena Ostapenko has won 20 of her last 26 matches on grass courts
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Former World No.5 Jelena Ostapenko won the 2017 French Open (Getty)
John Eastwood 26 Jun 2021
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Anett Kontaveit vs Jelena Ostapenko Predictions


Anett Kontaveit has had a relatively easy run to the Eastbourne International final. Jelena Ostapenko has beaten four top 35 players on her way to the final and can keep it going to win the title.

  • Anett Kontaveit has lost 6 of her last 9 matches against top 50 players.
  • Jelena Ostapenko has won 20 of her last 26 matches on grass courts.
  • Jelena Ostapenko has won her last 6 matches against top 35 players on grass courts.

Head to Head


Anett Kontaveit has a 2-0 advantage against Jelena Ostapenko. 

Kontaveit won 6-1 6-2 in Ilkley in 2015 before a 6-3 1-6 6-3 win at the 2018 Australian Open.

Anett Kontaveit Stats


Nationality: Estonia
Age: 25 (24 December 1995)
Height: 5'9" (174cm)
Plays: Right-Handed
World Ranking: 27
Career High: 14 (April 2019)
Career WTA Singles Titles: 1
2021 Titles: 0
Career Grand Slam Singles Titles: 0
Eastbourne International Best Result: Second Round (2019)

Anett Kontaveit Form


Anett Kontaveit played in six hard court tournaments in 2021. Her best results were the semi-finals at the Grampians Trophy and a quarter-final appearance in Doha.

The 25-year-old went 5-3 on the clay courts in Europe, reaching one quarter-final in Stuttgart.

Kontaveit has gone well at Eastbourne in her first tournament of the year on grass. 

The Estonian beat Svetlana Kuznetsova 6-4 3-6 6-3, Bianca Andreescu 6-3 6-3 and Viktorija Golubic 2-6 7-6 7-5 before a walkover against Camila Giorgi who retired in the semi-finals.

Jelena Ostapenko Stats


Nationality: Latvia
Age: 24 (8 Jun 1997)
Height: 5'10" (177cm)
Plays: Right-Handed
World Ranking: 43
Career High: 5 (March 2018)
Career WTA Singles Titles: 3
2021 Titles: 0
Career Grand Slam Singles Titles: 1 (2017 French Open)
Eastbourne International Best Result: Quarter-Final (2018)

Jelena Ostapenko Form


Jelena Ostapenko has had a tough time in 2021. She failed to reach the quarter-finals in her first eight tournaments before reaching the quarters in Rome.

The 2017 French Open champion fell in the first round at Roland Garros before switching to grass.

The 24-year-old fell in the second round in Birmingham but has bounced back strong at Eastbourne as a wild card.

Ostapenko beat Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova 6-1 6-3, Ons Jabeur 5-7 6-4 6-3, Darya Kasatkina 1-6 7-5 6-2 and Elena Rybakina 6-4 6-1, all top 35 players.

Live Stream


Jelena Ostapenko and Anett Kontaveit meet in the Eastbourne International final on Saturday 26 June (scheduled start 3pm GMT).

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Verdict

Anett Kontaveit has had a relatively comfortable run in Eastbourne and had a walkover in the semi-finals. Former World No.5 Jelena Ostapenko looks to be getting back to her best and is backed to win the final.

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