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Center stage at the Cincinnati Open belongs to Jessica Pegula and Liudmila Samsonova, who are set to vie for glory in a tantalizing final matchup. With their impressive displays of power and precision throughout the tournament, Pegula and Samsonova have proven themselves as forces to be reckoned with. Get the latest tennis betting tips and predictions here.
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Jessica Pegula vs Liudmila Samsonova – match predictions
Jessica Pegula to win
Liudmila Samsonova has played against Jessica Pegula thrice and was on the losing side twice. She is coming up against the American ace after a 2-1 win over Elena Rybakina just a couple of hours removed. With Pegula triumphing against Iga Swiatek yesterday and having a day to recover, we are backing the well-rested world number 3 to triumph in this meeting.
2-1 to Jessica Pegula
Samsonova has impressed in Montreal with three of her five wins coming in three sets. As a seeded participant, Pegula had to play a match fewer but she too claimed two victories in the deciding set. With the duo showcasing resilience, we expect a tough battle, one in which a deciding looks likely to separate them. It has been the case in their three meetings thus far. Given the greater rest afforded to Pegula, we are backing her to triumph against her Russian rival.
Jessica Pegula vs Liudmila Samsonova preview
Our predictions for this match have now been established, let’s see how these players have fared so far in the Canadian Open.
The world number 3 has the uncanny ability to draw the best in her path. Wimbledon champion Marketa Vondrousova ended her ambitions in the quarter-finals at the All England Club. Washington finalist Maria Sakkari gave her similar treatment at the semi-final stage. After drawing Iga Swiatek in Montreal, similar fears conjured up but the American ace impressed in her 2-1 triumph. She will fancy her chances against Samsonova for the Canadian Open title and it will be interesting how she sets herself up in the duel.
Ana Bogdan gave a good account of her abilities as she ended Samsonova’s Wimbledon dreams. Not to be let up, the Russian impressed in her next outings in the Citi Open, making it to the semi-finals before heading into eventual champions Coco Gauff. Her path at the Canadian Open has not been easy with tough rivals and a difficult schedule. She defeated top-five rivals, Aryna Sabalenka and Elina Rybakina, and will have the world number 3 in her crosshairs.
Jessica Pegula vs Liudmila Samsonova head to head
The H2H meetings between Jessica Pegula and Liudmila Samsonova are have been closely contested and without much to separate them. Pegula is leading 2-1 but it has not been easy going for her as all three duels have been three-set affairs and on three different surfaces.
Jessica Pegula vs Liudmila Samsonova match details
- When will this match start? This match starts at 22:30 GMT on 13 August.
- What is the prize money for Montreal Open 2023? The total prize money for Canadian Open 2023 is $2,788,468.
- Who is the reigning Canadian Open champion? Simona Halep is the reigning champion, who will be making room for either of Jessica Pegula and Liudmila Samsonova.
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