In another all-American third round clash at the French Open 2021, World No. 5 and the 4th seeded Sofia Kenin will be up against World No. 29 and the 28th seed Jessica Pegula.
|Tournament||French Open 2021|
|Match||Sofia Kenin vs Jessica Pegula|
|Date||5th June, 2021|
|Prize Money||$136,787 (INR 1,00,04,396 approx.)|
Sofia Kenin vs Jessica Pegula : Preview
Sofia Kenin continues getting closer to another French Open final after winning her 2nd round match at the French Open 2021. The 2020 runner-up started with a 3-set win in the first round but came back stronger in the 2nd round to win 7-5, 6-3.
Kenin who won her first Grand Slam at the 2020 Australian Open and came very close last year at the 2020 French Open finals but finished as the runner-up. She registers both of her Clay wins this season at the Roland Garros and will be looking for more wins in the remainder of the tournament.
Jessica Pegula will make her 3rd round debut at the French Open this year after having failed to go past the 2nd round in her 5 appearances so far. Similar to Sofia, she had to battle in 3-sets in the 1st round and followed it up with a straight-set victory in the 2nd round winning 6-3, 6-3.
Jessica reached the semi-finals at the WTA Italian Open 2021 which remains her best Clay result at the season and will be looking to challenge Kenin to edge closer to the finish line.
Sofia Kenin vs Jessica Pegula : Head to Head
This will be the 4th meeting between the two Americans who have met thrice on the tour previously. Their last meeting came at the 2021 Yara Valley Classic Round of 16 match remains the only victory for Kenin against Pegula. They met once on Clay way back in 2016 where Pegula emerged victorious and leads the head-to-head tie 2-1.
Sofia Kenin vs Jessica Pegula : Prediction
Sofia comes in the match with a 2-3 record on Clay for the season while Jessica is 6-3. Both the players have had same results coming into this tie and the match has potential to swing either way. However, Sofia will have the extra edge due to her past results and will also be motivated to settle the scores with Pegula in their head-to-head.
Prediction: Sofia Kenin to win in 3-sets in the 3rd round of the French Open 2021