Jelena Ostapenko stuns Ekaterina Alexandrova 1-6 7-65 7-5 in the semifinal in Linz on Saturday. Ostapenko will play against Cori Gauff in the final.

Score, report, and key facts

1st set.

Alexandrova had a racing start in this set after breaking Ostapenko in the 2nd game (2-0) before consolidating her break and lead 3-0. The Russian improved her lead after breaking Ostapenko in the 6th (5-1) game before winning the set (6-1).

2nd set.

Alexandrova didn’t want to give any chance to the opposition at the beginning of the set after breaking Ostapenko in the 1st game (1-0). Nonetheless, Ostapenko succeeded in coming back to break the Russian 3 times in the 6th (3-3), in the 10th (5-5) and in the 12th (6-6) game before winning the set at the tiebreak at 5.

Jelena failed to serve out the set when leading 5-5 to be broken at 40.

3rd set.

Ostapenko got off on the right foot in the set after breaking Alexandrova in the 1st game (1-0). Yet, there was more to do for Jelena to win the set because Alexandrova found the way to break back in the 2nd (1-1) game. Jelena maintained her cool to break Alexandrova in the 11th (6-5) game before winning the set (7-5).

1st
Ostapenko
Alexandrova
1-6
1
6
1
5
1
4
1
3
0
3
0
2
0
1
2nd
Ostapenko
Alexandrova
7-6
7
6
6
6
5
6
5
5
4
5
4
4
4
3
3
3
2
3
1
3
1
2
0
2
0
1
3rd
Ostapenko
Alexandrova
7-5
7
5
6
5
5
5
4
5
4
4
3
4
3
3
2
3
2
2
1
2
1
1
1
0

Statistics

Ostapenko won this match even if she conquered less points than Ekaterina (107 vs. 109).

Jelena won this match even if she had a tough time in converting her break points since she converted only 36% (5/14). On the other side, Alexandrova was not so effective in converting her break points as she converted only 43% of her break points (6/14). That was one of the key issues for her loss.

After this contest, the head to head between Ostapenko and Alexandrova is 1-2 for Ekaterina.

Highlights Jelena Ostapenko vs. Ekaterina Alexandrova Upper Austria Ladies Linz – Linz

Next Match: Jelena Ostapenko vs. Cori Gauff – stats

Ostapenko will play Gauff in the final.

There is no head to head record between Jelena Ostapenko and Cori Gauff since this will be the first time that they will face off at pro level.

Tennis Scores in Linz

  • Cori GauffGauffAndrea PetkovicPetkovic (6-4 6-4) – See score progression
  • Jelena OstapenkoOstapenkoEkaterina AlexandrovaAlexandrova (1-6 7-65 7-5) – See score progression
  • Barbora Krejcikova/Katerina SiniakovaKrejcikova/Katerina SiniakovaViktoria Kuzmova/Yana SizikovaKuzmova/Yana Sizikova (6-2 6-4) – See score progression

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