Jessica Pegula vs Victoria Azarenka prediction and odds: Charleston Open 2024

Jessica Pegula vs Victoria Azarenka prediction and odds: Charleston Open 2024
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Ready for some tennis predictions today that cover some top-tier clay court action? I’ve got just the ticket for you. Below, you’ll find predictions relating to Pegula vs Azarenka at the 2024 Charleston Open. Read on for full details. 

Our favourite Jessica Pegula vs Victoria Azarenka predictions

We’re now into the quarters of the Charleston Open, and today marks a showdown between the top seed, Pegula, and the 12th seed, Azarenka. This will be the 6th time these two have faced one another professionally, and it’s Azarenka who has a 3-2 head-to-head edge. But on clay, it’s all to play for, which brings me to the following predictions:

Pegula to win @ 13/20 (1.65)

Although Jessica Pegula is the top seed, she’s not super confident on clay. After all, it doesn’t suit her powerful game, but she’s adapted reasonably well in Charleston, as confirmed by her last two matches. Furthermore, Azarenka’s game doesn’t suit clay, which makes me feel she will win this game.

Over 20.5 games @ 8/11 (1.73)

I’ve stated above that I think Pegula will get the win. However, Azarenka has beaten her on three separate occasions, so it’s obvious she has caused the American problems in the past. This may also weigh on Pegula’s mind, which is why I think this will be a tight contest that has over 20.5 games. 

Jessica Pegula vs Victoria Azarenka odds

Pegula has a 60.60% chance to win this match given the latest odds, while the probability of a win for Azarenka is 46.50%.

Does Azarenka have the clay court skills to stop Pegula in Charleston?

Before this one plays out later today, let me share a couple of quick previews:

Jessica Pegula preview

Pegula is the higher ranked of these two players, hence she is the top seed. That said, she went the distance against Anisimova in her opening match, which could have taken some steam out of her physically. But she was much improved against Linette, taking her out by a score of 6-2 6-2. Additionally, Pegula will have the support of the home crowd to bring her through this game, which does make a difference. 

Victoria Azarenka preview

Azarenka has been playing solid tennis recently, as proven by her run at the Miami Open. But her game style consists of hard, flat groundstrokes, which doesn’t suit clay. She’s also not the greatest mover when it comes to sliding on clay courts, which is why she could struggle against Pegula today – despite the fact she has a winning head to head record. 

Pegula vs Azarenka head to head

Azarenka has a 3-2 lead against Pegula in the head-to-head department. However, none of their matches have actually been played on clay courts, despite the fact that Pegula has been given a win at the Madrid Open for a walkover against Azarenka. Furthermore, only one match has been played recently, which was a win for Azarenka in 2023.

Key match details

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  • Match Schedule – April 5th, 17:30 GMT
  • Venue – Charleston, USA
  • Viewing Options – Sky Sports, Tennis TV

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