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The Korea Open has reached its thrilling semifinal stage, and it’s American sensation Jessica Pegula taking on Belgian veteran Yanina Wickmayer in what promises to be an exciting showdown. Don’t miss out on the latest updates and expert betting advice.
Our favourite Jessica Pegula vs Yanina Wickmayer – match predictions
- 1 Our favourite Jessica Pegula vs Yanina Wickmayer – match predictions
- 2 Jessica Pegula and Yanina Wickmayer set for Korea Open semifinal duel
- 3 Key match details
Pegula enters this meeting after a gruelling meeting with Claire Liu that went to the deciding set. On the other hand, Wickmayer has yet to drop a set in Seoul and has the ability to stun the famed American.
2-1 to Jessica Pegula @ 333/100 (4.33)
While Pegula may be the favorite, Wickmayer’s resurgence in her singles career makes her a formidable opponent. This week, the Belgian has shown that she’s not to be underestimated, even though her last WTA quarterfinal and semifinal appearances date back to 2021. With Pegula struggling to reach the championship matches despite reaching the quarter-final stage 17 times can be beneficial. However, we believe the physical toll of playing the whole week will cost Wickmayer, who will put up a fight. Expect the match to go the distance with Pegula coming out on top 2-1 in the deciding set.
Over 20.5 Games @ 5/4 (2.25)
It is dificult to root against Pegula against a sub-80 rival and we are not making that mistake. However, concentration is a problem for the American heiress and it showed its ugly head in her quarter-final outing that finished after 25 games were played. Against Wickmayer, expect a tough duel at the Oympic Park Tennis Center, one that will see extended number of games being played. The Belgian has been in top form and has yet to drop a set in Seoul. Based on this, we are backing the over 20.5 games selection in this duel.
The odds in this article were correct at the time of writing, and the odds are subject to change. We recommend checking with your bookmaker before placing a bet.
Jessica Pegula and Yanina Wickmayer set for Korea Open semifinal duel
Our predictions for this match have now been established, let’s see how these players have fared so far this season for the latest tennis betting tips and predictions here.
Jessica Pegula preview
Jessica Pegula has made her way to the Korea Open semifinals with relative ease, claiming straight-set victories in the early rounds against Viktoria Hruncakova and Ashlyn Krueger. However, she faced a stern test against fellow American Claire Liu in the quarterfinals, where she showcased her resilience by coming back from a set down to win in a gruelling match. Pegula’s season highlights include securing the WTA 1000 title in Montreal and finishing as the runner-up in Tokyo. These achievements demonstrate her competitive prowess and her ability to perform under pressure, particularly in East Asia.
Yanina Wickmayer preview
Yanina Wickmayer is a former Tokyo champion and will fancy her chances in this encounter owing to her career resurgence in the 2023 campaign. Since her return from a maternity break, she has clinched titles at various levels, including W100 titles in Surbiton and Trnava, as well as a W40 title in Tallinn. Wickmayer’s impressive run at the Korea Open saw her dominate her opponents in straight sets, making her way to the semifinals without much difficulty.
Jessica Pegula vs Yanina Wickmayer head to head
Pegula and Wickmayer have not faced each other before, adding an element of unpredictability to their semifinal match, as both players aim to secure a place in the Korea Open final.
Key match details
- Who is the top seed of the Korea Open? Jessica Pegula has the top billing at the Korea Open 2023.
- Where is the match being played? Oympic Park Tennis Center in Seoul will host the Korea Open 2023.
- Who is the reigning Korea Open champion? Ekaterina Alexandrova is the reigning Korea Open champion.
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