Both of them had to work hard to get to the final, though for Ostapenko, who already has a title this year, it took far fewer games. She easily bested Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova in the semi-final, but it still took a really good effort.
She was focused from start to finish, showing how invested she was in the match. When it comes to Alexandrova, she barely fought past Donna Vekic and needed three sets to get it done. It doesn't get easier, though she had some success against the Latvian in the past.
We've seen this matchup play out nine times on the court, and so far, it's been Alexandrova who has gotten the better of her opponent. She won five of those nine matches, with the most recent match coming earlier this year in Adelaide.
Ostapenko won that one 6-2, 7-6(3). She also won the one before that in 2023, with Alexandrova's most recent one coming in 2022. So it's been a while since the Russian won a match against the Latvian.
Still, Alexandrova spent way too much time on the court and didn't show anything that would make her a favourite in this match. Ostapenko has been pretty stable with her game, and it looks devastating from the baseline.
She also seems confident and has won this matchup easily in recent times, so it only makes sense to back her in this final match of the WTA 500 event in the Austrian city.
Prediction: Jelena Ostapenko to win in two sets.