WTA Melbourne Summer Set 2 2022: Jessica Pegula vs Irina Begu Preview, Head to Head, Prediction and Live Stream

In the first round of the WTA Melbourne Summer Set 2 2022, Jessica Pegula will take on Irina Begu in their first career meeting on the WTA Tour.

Jessica Pegula vs Irina Begu will clash in the first round of the WTA Melbourne Summer Set 2 2022
Jessica Pegula vs Irina Begu

In the first round of the inaugural WTA Melbourne Summer Set 2 2022, World No. 18 and the top-seeded Jessica Pegula will take on World No. 62 Irina Begu.

Jessica Pegula vs Irina Begu: Match Details

  • Tournament: WTA Melbourne Summer Set 2 2022
  • Match: Jessica Pegula vs Irina Begu
  • Round: First Round
  • Date: 4th January 2022
  • Venue: Melbourne, Australia
  • Surface: Hard Court
  • Prize Money: $2,675

Jessica Pegula vs Irina Begu: Match Preview

Jessica Pegula
Jessica Pegula

Jessica Pegula will return to the Tour for the first time since her quarter-final defeat at the 2021 Indian Wells where she lost to eventual runner-up Victoria Azarenka. Pegula had a good run in the second half of the season with consistent performances that saw her break into the Top-20 and achieve a career-high ranking of World No. 18.

Irina Begu last played in the first round of the 2021 Transylvania Open. She had a mixed run of results in the second half of the season with her best result coming at the 2021 Cleveland Open where she finished runner-up to Anett Kontaveit. She started the 2021 season ranked World No. 79 and was World No. 57 before ending the season early and finishing as World No. 62 at Year-end rankings.

Jessica Pegula vs Irina Begu: Head to Head

Irina-Camelia Begu
Irina-Camelia Begu

This will be the second meeting between the duo who last met in the quarter-finals of the 2020 Challenger Series in Indian Wells where Begu won in straight-sets and leads the head-to-head tie 1-0.

Jessica Pegula vs Irina Begu: Match Prediction

Jessica Pegula
Jessica Pegula

Irina will come into the tie with a career hardcourt record of 128-122 and was 16-10 on the surface last season while she finished the 2021 season with a record of 21-17 across all surfaces. Jessica will take the court with a career hardcourt record of 147-89 and was 29-12 on the surface last season and had a 39-19 record for the season across all surfaces.

Looking at these numbers, their recent form and performances in the past few weeks of the last season, Jessica Pegula seems to be the one heading into the next round given her better consistency and a mixed run of Begu.

Match Prediction: Jessica Pegula to win in 3-sets.

Jessica Pegula vs Irina Begu: Broadcast and Live stream details

AreaBroadcaster
USATennis Channel
AustraliabeIN
UK and IrelandAmazon Prime
The Middle East and North AfricabeIN Sports
Central AmericaESPN
Caribbean IslandsSportsmax
South America and OceaniaESPN International
CanadaTSN and DAZN
Sub-Saharan AfricaSuperSport

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