Australian Open 2021: Jennifer Brady vs Jessica Pegula -Preview, Head-to-Head And Prediction

Jessica Pegula has been a revelation at this year's Australian Open. Unseeded and ranked outside the top 50, she has set the court on fire with her ultra aggressive brand of tennis, and it looks like just a matter of time before she breaks into the top 20.

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Jessica Pegula Jennifer Brady

Jennifer Brady is seeded 28th at the Australian Open this year. In her first three rounds, she played and won easily against unseeded opponents. In the fourth round she met her first seeded opponent in Donna Vekić. A match she fought hard in and won in 2 sets, 6-1 7-5. With this win she set up a Quarter Final date with unseeded Jessica Pegula. Pegula has given a great account of herself in the tournament and it’s a mystery how she is ranked outside the top 50 in the world. 

Match Details:

  • Fixture: Jennifer Brady vs Jessica Pegula 
  • Date: 17 February 2021
  • Tournament: Australian Open 2021
  • Round: Quarter Finals
  • Venue: Melbourne, Australia
  • Surface: Outdoor hardcourt
  • Prize Money: 403,463$ (USD)

Jennifer Brady vs Jessica Pegula  : Preview

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Jessica Pegula

Pegula looks in great touch at the moment. She has an aggressive game, and keeps pressing forward, constantly putting pressure on her opponent. She also has the patience to set up her points and go for the kill. In the Australian Open so far, she has already dispatched two top singles players, Victoria Azarenka in the first round, and Elina Svitolina in the fourth. 

Brady is a tall  powerful player who can finish off points on both wings. She also has a fantastic service game. With a potent first serve and a mighty effective second serve.  

Jennifer Brady vs Jessica Pegula : Head-to-Head 

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Jennifer Brady

Brady and Pegula have met just once on the tour. At the Cincinnati masters in 2020, a match which Pegula won 7-6 6-4. So the head to head is at 1-0 Pegula. 

Jennifer Brady vs Jessica Pegula : Prediction 

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Jessica Pegula

In this all American Quarter Finals, it will be a match up between the aggression of Pegula and the power of Brady. Pegula though is playing a terrific brand of tennis and should win this match. 

Match Prediction:  Pegula to win in 3 sets. 

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