Tip Jelena Ostapenko - Angelique Kerber
Angelique Kerber is in her third Wimbledon singles semi-final having won the title two years ago. Although seeded number 11 for this tournament, she's the highest seed left in the draw and takes on the 12th seeded player Jelena Ostapenka. Kerber beat Darla Kasatkina in straight sets in her quarter-final and has only dropped one set so far on her way to the last four. 2018 has seen Kerber regain her form at the top level after she failed to reach any Grand Slam tournament quarter-finals last year. Already she has reached the last four in Australia and the quarters in France and now this Wimbledon semi-final. She looked very much a player in form when winning her match in the quarter-finals.
Her opponent is Jelena Ostapenko who has yet to drop a set in this tournament but this is her first match against a seeded player. The 2017 French Open champion showed her skill on grass with a quarter-final appearance here last year. Form had dipped in the past six months though as she failed to get past the third round in any of the three Grand Slam tournaments in which she played. Ostapenko reached the quarter-finals of the pre-Wimbledon Eastbourne tournament but again didn't beat a highly ranked player so this will be her biggest test. Kerber was impressive against Kasatkina and looks in a determined mood, go for her to win this match to reach the final.
Key points Jelena Ostapenko - Angelique Kerber
Angelique Kerber has already reached one Wimbledon Ladies Singles final and has a lot more experience than her opponent.
Angelique Kerber has shown great consistency in the Grand Slams this year with two semi-finals and a quarter-final.
Angelique Kerber has better form on grass and reached the semi-finals at Eastbourne last month.
Conclusion Jelena Ostapenko - Angelique Kerber
These players are having their first match against each other and what an occasion to have it at. Kerber is the highest seed left in the draw and has tons more experience than her young opponent. The German has only dropped one set so far and has had the toughest draw having to beat two seeded players. Her class was shown in the last eight when beating Kasatkina and she can get the better of Ostapenko who is in her first Wimbledon semi-final.
Jelena Ostapenko Angelique Kerber Prediction published on July 12, 2018