Athletistic / Tennis. Russian Ekaterina Alexandrova and Latvian Elena Ostapenko will meet in the final women’s singles match of the WTA tournament in Linz

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On Sunday afternoon, February 4, the final match of the WTA Linz 500 tournament will take place. The first and second seeds of the tournament, Latvian Elena Ostapenko and Russian Ekaterina Alexandrova, will face each other in the battle for the title. In personal meetings, our tennis player has a slight advantage. At the same time, Ostapenko is currently ahead of Alexandrova by 8 positions in the WTA rankings and she is the favorite for the upcoming battle.

Today’s match is an opportunity for Jelena Ostapenko, 26, to win her 8th singles title. Recall that the Latvian tennis player won one victory at TBS – in 2017 Elena won Roland Garros. Ostapenko arrived in Linz, Austria as the 12th racket in the world, and during the tournament she was able to climb one place in the WTA rankings. The Latvian’s greatest achievement in her career is the status of 5th racket in the world, which she held in 2018.

Ekaterina Alexandrova can win her 5th title on the WTA circuit. The 29-year-old Russian started the Linz tournament as the 21st racket in the world, but Ekaterina is now in the top 20. Thanks to her participation in the final, Alexandrova ranks 19th in the WTA rankings. If she wins the tournament, our tennis player will move up three more places and displace another Russian, Veronika Kudermetova, from 16th position.

Ostapenko and Alexandrova had seven meetings between them, four of which were successful against the Russian. Interestingly, Ekaterina even has the experience of defeating Elena in the final matches. At the 2022 Seoul tournament, the Russian won with a score of 7:6, 6:0. However, Ostapenko won the next two matches. The Latvian showed himself stronger at the tournament in San Diego in 2023 (7:6, 5:7, 7:5), as well as at the recent tournament in Adelaide, which took place less than a month. Then Elena beat our tennis player in the semifinals – 6:2, 7:6.

Tennis. WTA. Linz. The final. Ostapenko – Alexandrova. Direct

Live online streaming of this match will begin at SPORT.RU February 4 at 4:05 p.m. Moscow time