In the opening round at the WTA Bad Homburg Open 2021, World No. 26 and the 3rd-seeded Jessica Pegula will be up against World No. 206 Amandine Hesse.
Jessica Pegula vs Amandine Hesse : Match Details
|Tournament||WTA Bad Homburg Open 2021|
|Match||Jessica Pegula vs Amandine Hesse|
|Date||21st June, 2021|
|Venue||Bad Homburg, Germany|
Jessica Pegula vs Amandine Hesse : Preview
Jessica Pegula made a good start to her 2021 Grass season as she made it till the quarter-finals of the WTA Berlin Open 2021. Pegula had not been good on Grass earlier but with an improved form this season on all surfaces, she looks a force to reckon with on Grass as well.
Pegula has 1 semi-final and 4 quarter-final runs this year which includes her last-8 run at the 2021 Australian Open. She will look to extend her record on Grass as well before the all-important 2021 Wimbledon which begins from 28th June, 2021 as she still chases her maiden Grand Slam title after winning her first and only WTA title in 2019 at the Washington Open.
Amandine Hesse will be making her Grass debut of the season at the 2021 Bad Humborg Open 2021. The 28-year old French national has been busy on the WTA 125 tournaments and will be playing her 1st WTA-250 event since March, 2021.
She comes into the tournament from the Hardcourts of WTA-125 from Madrid where she reached her 4th quarter-final of the season. From the 4 she was victorious in 2, reaching the semi-finals which remain her best result so far this season.
Jessica Pegula vs Amandine Hesse : Head to Head
This will be their first ever meeting on the tour, hence the head-to-head stands at 0-0.
Jessica Pegula vs Amandine Hesse : Prediction
Amandine Hesse comes into the clash with a career Grass record of 3-6 and a season record of 23-14. She was 5-6 on Clay this season and 11-3 on Hardcourts playing nearly all of her matches in the WTA-125 tournament.
Jessica Pegula enters the match with a career Grass record of 13-13 and a season record of 25-11. On the hardcourts, she was 17-6 while she was 6-4 on Clay surface. Looking at her numbers and overall form, she looks the favourite to win the tie and advance into the 2nd round.
Prediction: Jessica Pegula to win in straight-sets.