In the quarter-finals of the WTA-1000 Indian Wells 2021, World No. 32 and the 27th seeded Victoria Azarenka will take on World No. 24 and the 19th seeded Jessica Pegula.
Victoria Azarenka vs Jessica Pegula: Match Details
- Tournament: Indian Wells 2021
- Match: Victoria Azarenka vs Jessica Pegula
- Round: Quarter-Finals
- Date: 13th October 2021
- Prize Money: $175,000
- Surface: Outdoor hard court
Victoria Azarenka vs Jessica Pegula: Preview
Victoria Azarenka reaches her 6th quarter-final of the season and her 6th quarter-final at the Indian Wells. The 2-time champion was up against compatriot Aliaksandra Sasnovich in the Round of 16 and went on to defeat her 6-3, 6-4 to register her third straight-set win this week in the desert.
Jessica Pegula makes it to her 7th quarter-final of the season and her first-ever quarter-final at the Indian Wells as she demolishes Elina Svitolina 6-1, 6-1 in their 4th round clash. Similar to Victoria, Jessica is yet to drop a set this week and has been one of the consistent players having taken down good players.
Victoria Azarenka vs Jessica Pegula: Head to Head
This will be the third meeting between the duo who last met in the quarter-final of the 2021 Berlin Open where Azarenka won in 3-sets and levelled the head-to-head tie 1-1.
Victoria Azarenka vs Jessica Pegula: Prediction
Pegula will come into the tie with a career Hardcourt record of 149-89 and is 29-11 on the surface for the season having a season record of 39-18 across all surfaces. Azarenka will take the court with a career Hardcourt record of 340-111 and is 16-5 on the surface this season while having an overall surface record of 26-8 for the season.
Looking at these numbers, their recent form and past few performances, it seems that Victoria Azarenka will be heading into the next round given her better experience of playing in these big matches but Jessica will surely make the match exciting as she comes high on confidence after good wins this week and is hunting her maiden WTA-1000 trophy.
Prediction: Victoria Azarenka to win in 3-sets.
Victoria Azarenka vs Jessica Pegula: Broadcast and Live stream details
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