Elena Rybakina vs Jessica Pegula Prediction and Odds: Miami Open 2023

All eyes will be on the Miami Open’s Grandstand Court as two top 10 players go head-to-head on Thursday. Which of these players will reign supreme at the end of this match?

The odds in this article were correct at the time of writing, and odds are subject to change. We recommend checking with the bookmaker before placing the bet.

Elena Rybakina vs Jessica Pegula – Match Predictions

As Elena Rybakina and Jessica Pegula set their sights on a spot in the final, these are our predictions and tips for this match

Jessica Pegula to Win a Set

Granted, Elena Rybakina is one of the hottest players on the WTA Tour at the moment. The Kazakhstani has won nine matches in a row in singles, and is eyeing a Sunshine Double sweep. However, it’s fair to point out that Rybakina hasn’t fared well against Jessica Pegula in the past. She has two losses in two clashes with the American. In fact, Rybakina crashed out of the last edition of the Miami Open at the hands of Pegula last year, in straight sets. That said, we believe the American player will win this match, or at least take a set.

Over 20.5 Total Games

Keeping in mind that these are two really good players, we don’t expect this match to be one-sided. On one hand, Elena Rybakina is currently on a nine-match winning streak. Likewise, Jessica Pegula has nine wins in her last 11 singles matches; she won at least one set in all of those 11 matches. All things considered, this match will likely go all the way to three sets, and it should go comfortably over 20 games.

Elena Rybakina vs Jessica Pegula Preview

We’ve established our predictions for Elena Rybakina vs Jessica Pegula. Let’s take a look at their performances in this tournament so far.

Elena Rybakina

Elena Rybakina took on Anna Kalinskaya, Paula Badosa, Elise Mertens and Martina Trevisan in the previous rounds. She dropped just two sets en route to the semi-final. Interestingly, Rybakina has won nine consecutive matches, and is on a quest to win back-to-back titles. It’ll be interesting to see if she can extend her winning streak to 10 matches today.

Jessica Pegula

Jessica Pegula had to save multiple match points in her quarterfinal clash with Anastasia Potapova. She had to claw her way back into the match after losing the first set. Pegula will look to make it three wins in as many encounters with Elena Rybakina.

Elena Rybakina vs Jessica Pegula Head to Head

This will be the third meeting between these players in their respective careers. They met at this tournament last year, where Pegula came out on top in straight sets. As it stands, Pegula leads the head-to-head with two wins from two.

  • 19/10/22 Pegula won 2-1 (Guadalajara, Outdoor Hard)
  • 27/03/22 Pegula won 2-0 (Miami Open, Outdoor Hard)

Elena Rybakina vs Jessica Pegula Match Details

Mar 26, 2023; Miami, Florida, US; Madison Keys (USA) hits a backhand against Barbora Krejcikova (CZE) (not pictured) on day seven of the Miami Open at Hard Rock Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Geoff Burke-USA TODAY Sports/Sipa USA - Photo by Icon sport
Geoff Burke-USA TODAY Sports/Sipa USA – Photo by Icon sport
  • When will the Rybakina vs Pegula match start? This match is scheduled for Thursday, 30th March, not before 18:00 BST.
  • On which court will this match be played? This match will be played at the Miami Open’s Grandstand Court.
  • Who do the bookies favour ahead of this match? Elena Rybakina.
  • Where can I watch the Miami Open 2023 in the UK? This match will be available on Amazon Prime for fans in the United Kingdom

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