September 19, 2021 11:47 AM
Last modified date: September 19, 2021 12:01 PM
Adam Evans

2021 Luxembourg Open Final – Jelena Ostapenko vs Clara Tauson Preview & Prediction

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THE FACTS

Where is Jelena Ostapenko vs Clara Tauson taking place? Jelena Ostapenko vs Clara Tauson will take place at the Wake Forest University in Kockelscheuer, Luxembourg

When is Jelena Ostapenko vs Clara Tauson on and what time does it start? Jelena Ostapenko vs Clara Tauson will take place on Sunday 19th September, 2021 – not before 14:00 (UK)

What surface is Jelena Ostapenko vs Clara Tauson being played on? Jelena Ostapenko vs Clara Tauson will take place on an indoor hard court

Where can I get tickets for Jelena Ostapenko vs Clara Tauson? Visit this link for the latest ticket information for Jelena Ostapenko vs Clara Tauson

What channel is Jelena Ostapenko vs Clara Tauson on? Jelena Ostapenko vs Clara Tauson will be televised on the Amazon Prime Video app on smart TVs

Where can I stream Jelena Ostapenko vs Clara Tauson? Amazon Prime subscribers can stream Jelena Ostapenko vs Clara Tauson live via their platform

THE PREDICTION

This should be a fantastic battle between 24-year-old Jelena Ostapenko, former teenage prodigy turned star, and 18-year-old Clara Tauson who looks to be following the same trajectory. World number Ostapenko won Roland-Garros in 2017 on clay but it is hard to pin down the powerful Latvian’s best surface as a player who succeeds in short bursts of unplayable ferocity. She won her first title in two years at the Eastbourne International in June and she remains the defending champion here in Luxembourg from her previous title two years ago. Ostapenko’s defeat of in-form Liudmila Samsonova on Saturday was impressive and she will be the favourite to defend her title but Clara Tauson is making big waves after winning her first WTA title at the Lyon Open earlier this year. The Dane is pipped to go to the top of the game and she has played like it this campaign, with two three-set wins over the fourth and fifth seeds so far. Tauson's three-set matches against the top players suggests taking Ostapenko to win at least a set is the cautious but sensible option here instead of picking from two very capable winners.

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