September 25, 2021 12:31 PM
Adam Evans

2021 Ostrava Open Semi-Final – Iga Swiatek vs Maria Sakkari Preview & Prediction

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THE FACTS

When is Iga Swiatek vs Maria Sakkari on and what time does it start? Iga Swiatek vs Maria Sakkari will take place on Saturday 25th September, 2021 – not before 13:00 (UK)

Where is Iga Swiatek vs Maria Sakkari taking place? Iga Swiatek vs Maria Sakkari will take place at the Ostravar Arena in Ostrava, Czech Republic

What surface is Iga Swiatek vs Maria Sakkari being played on? Iga Swiatek vs Maria Sakkari will take place on an indoor hard court

Where can I get tickets for Iga Swiatek vs Maria Sakkari? Visit this link for the latest ticket information for Iga Swiatek vs Maria Sakkari

What channel is Iga Swiatek vs Maria Sakkari on? Iga Swiatek vs Maria Sakkari will be televised on the Amazon Prime Video app on smart TVs

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THE PREDICTION

World number six Iga Swiatek is looking in sharp form at the Ostrava Open as the top seed and is yet to drop a set in two strong performances over Yulia Putintseva and seventh-seed Elena Rybakina. The 20-year-old will face world number 12 Maria Sakkari next for a really exciting rematch after the Greek spoiled Swiatek’s Roland-Garros title defence back in June. 26-year-old Sakkari beat Swiatek in straight-sets in the quarter-finals in Paris in their only previous meeting and she should have an arguably better chance against the Pole on a hard court here. Sakkari recently made the semi-finals at the US Open before defeat to the eventual champion Emma Raducanu and she has done superbly to dismiss that disappointment ahead of two strong wins against Jelena Ostapenko and Tereza Martincova here. This looks a tough match to call for so many reasons but the player in better form right now is Sakkari so take her to win at least a set as the likelier of two very capable winners.

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