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Sparks will fly as two seeded players battle each other for a place in the French Open round of 16. Will Elise Mertens maintain her perfect record against Jessica Pegula today, or will the American advance to the next round?
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Elise Mertens vs Jessica Pegula – Match Predictions
As Jessica Pegula sets her sights on her first victory over Elise Mertens, these are our predictions and tips for this match
Elise Mertens to Win at Least One Set
Elise Mertens has looked really good in this tournament so far; she defeated Maria Camila Osorio Serrano and Viktoria Hrunkacova, her first two opponents in straight sets. It’s fair to point out that the Belgian player has held her own against most of the opponents she has faced in recent weeks; as she didn’t suffer a straight sets loss in any of her last seven singles matches. It may interest you to know that Elise Mertens has faced Jessica Pegula twice in the past, and she won both encounters. Keeping that in mind, we are fairly confident that she’ll win at least one set today, despite being the underdog.
At Least 21 Total Games
We would like to point out that three of Elise Mertens’ last four matches went over 20.5 games, with two of those matches ending in maximum sets. In like manner, Jessica Pegula has seen the over hit in five of her last six singles matches (excluding retirements); and three of her last five matches ended in three sets. Taking into account that the last time these players squared off against each other, they played out a three-setter, we should expect this match to go above the 20.5 games line.
Elise Mertens vs Jessica Pegula Preview
We’ve sorted out our Elise Mertens vs Jessica Pegula predictions, let’s see how these players have fared in this competition so far.
Elise Mertens had to go through Viktoria Hrunkacova and Maria Camila Osorio Serrano in the first two rounds of this tournament; she didn’t have too much trouble against these opponents, defeating both in straight sets. Compared to these players however, World number 3 Jessica Pegula will be a relatively bigger fish to fry; it’ll be interesting to see if Mertens can emerge victorious when it’s all said and done.
On the other hand, Jessica Pegula took on Camila Giorgi and Danielle Rose Collins in the previous rounds; and like today’s opponent, she cruised through to the round of 32 without surrendering a set. The American is currently 0 for 2 against Elise Mertens; she’ll hope to get her first win against the Belgian player today.
Elise Mertens vs Jessica Pegula Head to Head
This will be the third encounter between these players. Elise Mertens currently leads their head-to-head, having won their previous two meetings. Both players have never met on clay courts.
- 11/03/21 Mertens won 2-1 (Dubai, Outdoor Hard)
- 26/08/20 Mertens won 2-0 (Cincinnati, Outdoor Hard)
Elise vs Jessica Pegula Match Details
- When will this match start? This match is scheduled for
- Is it possible to watch the French Open 2023 in the UK? Of Course. This match will be available on Discovery+ for fans in the United Kingdom.
- Are any of these players seeded? Yes, both players are among the 32 seeds. Elise Mertens is seeded 28th, while Jessica Pegula is the third seed.
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