Jessica Pegula vs Ajla Tomljanovic prediction and odds: United Cup 2024

Jessica Pegula
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As the United Cup 2024 gathers momentum, an electrifying clash awaits fans as Jessica Pegula, the world number 5, locks horns with Ajla Tomljanovic in a high-stakes group match, promising a riveting display of tennis prowess.

Our favourite Jessica Pegula vs Ajla Tomljanovic – match predictions

In a clash defined by redemption, both Pegula and Tomljanovic step onto the United Cup court on the heels of defeats to the British number 1, Katie Boulter. Eager to bounce back and reclaim their winning momentum, the stage is set for a riveting encounter where pride and resurgence take centre stage.

2-0 to Jessica Pegula @ 57/100 (1.57)

Jessica was on an absolute tear in 2023. It saw her reach the WTA Finals final, only to come up short against Iga Swiatek. Her six prior outings had seen her triumph in straight sets and will want to return to similar showings in 2024. In Ajla, she takes on a rival who has struggled with fitness and form. The Australian suffered a straight sets defeat to 56-ranked Boulter and looks unlikely to give a better showing. Based on this, we are backing Pegula to triumph in straight sets in this duel.

Under 21.5 Games @ 11/20 (1.55)

With the exception of Pegula’s 2-1 defeat to Boulter, her prior 7 outings have been short-lived affairs. As she comes up against an out-of-sorts Tomljanovic, we believe it will be a swift execution at the RAC Arena. The Australian was picked apart by Boulter and Pegula has the roadmap to follow suit. Only one of Pegula’s last eight matches saw 21 games or more and taking a cautionary take, we are backing an under 21.5 games conclusion to this duel.

Jessica Pegula vs Ajla Tomljanovic odds

The world number 5 enters the contest as the clear frontrunner, the odds strongly favouring Jessica with an impressive 87.7% chance of securing victory. On the opposing end, Ajla faces an uphill battle with a 19% chance of winning, emphasizing the challenging task ahead.

High-stakes battle: Pegula takes on Tomljanovic in United Cup

Our predictions for this match have been established, let’s see how these players have fared so far this season.

Jessica Pegula preview

World number 5, Pegula faced an early setback in her 2024 campaign with a hard-fought defeat to Katie Boulter in a three-set battle. However, Pegula’s track record remains impressive, concluding the previous year with a stellar 59-18 win-loss record. As a crucial part of the United Cup-winning team last year, Pegula eyes a repeat performance, building on her successful run that saw her reach the Australian Open quarterfinals and make waves at Wimbledon in 2023.

Ajla Tomljanovic preview

Tomljanovic grapples with a lower WTA ranking after achieving her career-high of 32 in April 2023. Hindered by injuries, Tomljanovic faces the daunting task of reclaiming her standing. Her recent first-round defeat, dismantled by Boulter, signals the need for a resurgence as she strives to showcase her true abilities on the United Cup stage.

Pegula vs Tomljanovic head to head

Jessica emerged triumphant in their only previous encounter during the World Team Tennis event, adding intrigue to this highly anticipated rematch.

Key match details

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  • When will this match start? This match starts at 10:30 on 1st January.
  • What is the prize money for United Cup 2024? The total prize money for United Cup 2024 is $10 million.
  • Where is the match being played? RAC Arena in Perth will host the United Cup 2024.

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