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The semi-finals in Tokyo will be much more thrilling as the No. 4 and No. 6 seeds in the WTA rankings square off. On the Japa Open 2023 courts, Maria Sakkari and Jessica Pegula will meet for the tenth time.
Our favourite Maria Sakkari vs Jessica Pegula predictions
- 1 Our favourite Maria Sakkari vs Jessica Pegula predictions
- 2 Sakkari vs Pegula: Another semi-final to be defined
- 3 Maria Sakkari vs Jessica Pegula match details
Here are the best tennis predictions for the match between Maria Sakkari and Jessica Pegula, as well as other concurrent competitions.
First set: Over 10.5 games @ 13/5 (3.60)
We observed in prior duels that neither player wanted to give up easy in any of the sets. In the championship, neither player has lost a single set. Considering Pegula and Sakkari’s parity, I believe we will witness a first set that will likely go to a tiebreak or at least more than 10.5 games.
Over 20.5 games @ 4/6 (1.66)
There were three sets in each of the last two matches between these two players. In addition, they have played more than 25.5 games in their last three meetings. Taking this information into consideration, I believe they will easily surpass 20.5 games.
Maria Sakkari vs Jessica Pegula odds
Most bookmakers give Jessica Pegula a 60.6% chance of beating Maria Sakkari. During the season, the player has 10 more wins than her opponent, which may be one of the reasons for her favoritism.
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.
Sakkari vs Pegula: Another semi-final to be defined
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The Greek tennis player has performed admirably. In the opening round, she had an easy assignment against Misaki Doi of Japan. Then, what appeared to be a close match against Caroline Garcia turned into a monologue by Maria Sakkati, who fominated from start to finish. The score was 6-2 6-2.
The American tennis player performed admirably in the first two rounds. Even against Daria Kasatkina, Pegula won easily with a 6-1 6-0 score. This was her eighth victory in the last ten matches.
Sakkari vs Pegula Head to Head
The two players have faced off on multiple times since 2019. The first meeting took place in 2019 on the Eastbourne grass courts. They had seven more hardcourt matches after that. Maria Sakkari has won the series five times, while Jessica Pegula has won three times. They met twice throughout the season and won one of them, both of which were semi-finals.
05/08/23 Sakkari beat Pegula 6-3 4-6 6-2(Washington, hardcourt)
Maria Sakkari vs Jessica Pegula match details
- This first-round match will take place on Centre Court.
- The match between Maria Sakkari and Jessica Pegula will take place on Saturday, September 30th at 06:00.
- If you live in the UK, you can watch this game on Amazon Prime.
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