Jessica Pegula vs Peyton Stearns Prediction and Odds: Citi Open 2023

Defending Citi Open champion Jessica Pegula is in action against Peyton Stearns in round two’s action. The world number 4 is coming of a quarter-final defeat in Wimbledon and will fancy her chances agianst lucky loser Stearns. Get the latest tennis betting tips and predictions here.

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Jessica Pegula vs Peyton Stearns – Match Predictions

Jessica Pegula to Win

Both Pegula and Stearns suffered defeats at the hands of Marketa Vondrousova at the All-England Club. They are getting back on the road in Washington, Stearns lucky to reach this stage after a lucky loser ticket. As they play for the first time, we are backing Pegula to triumph with the full knowledge that Stearns has already been knocked out of the tournament once.

Under 18.5 Games

Stearns’ win over Iryna Shymanovich saw her struggle but eventually, triumph in 25 games. She was in better control against Magdalena Frech, with the match concluding in 17 games. Before her defeat to Vondrousova, Pegula was in supreme form, making little work of Lelia Tsurenko in 16 games. Given their respective recent results, we do not see an effective battle that will be dragged on and expect this match to conclude with under 18.5 games.

Jessica Pegula vs Peyton Stearns Preview

Our predictions for this match have now been established, let’s see how these players have fared so far in the Citi Open.

Jessica Pegula

The world number 4 started the campaign with silverware in Adelaide but has since struggled to deliver title success. Pegula reached the Doha Open final and reached the semi-finals in Dubai, Miami and Charleston. Reaching the quarter-finals has been easy, as the American reached the top eight at the Australian Open, Madrid Masters, Eastbourne International and Wimbledon Open.

Peyton Stearns

Like Pegula, Stearns has a positive 2023. She betters her 35-12 win-loss record with a 36-13 record of her own. The 21-year-old’s results have come at lesser events and not on the main tour. Out of the 15 events she has participated in, she failed to cross the first hurdle on just four occasions. With title success in Orlando and Rome, and finals appearances in Naples, Bogota and Charleston, she will not be an easy rival to overcome.

Jessica Pegula vs Peyton Stearns Head to Head

This is the first meeting between Pegula and Stearns on the WTA tour.

Jessica Pegula vs Peyton Stearns Match Details

Citi Open Washington
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  • When will this match start? This match starts at 17:00 GMT on 02 August.
  • What is the prize money for Citi Open 2023? The total prize money for Citi Open 2023 is $2,013,940.
  • Who is the reigning Citi Open champion? Jessica Pegula and Nick Kyrgios were crowned champions in 2022.

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