Marie Bouzkova vs Jessica Pegula prediction and odds: Cincinnati Open 2023

Marie Bouzkova and Jessica Pegula are poised to create fireworks in the third round of the Cincinnati Open. Pegula’s impressive form, marked by her incredible consistency and recent WTA 1000 title in Montreal, positions her as a formidable contender. Get the latest tennis betting tips and predictions here.

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Marie Bouzkova vs Jessica Pegula – match predictions

Over 19.5 games

Since her Wimbledon quarter-final ousting, Pegula has played nine matches, triumphing on eight occasions. It is taking a toll on her performances, with three of her last four wins coming in three sets. Only her win over a tired Liudmila Samsonova was a short affair as her other outings have seen at least 22 games or more to find a victor. Bouzkova’s win over Elise Mertens came in 25 games, hinting at a longish duel with Pegula. Based on their recent form, we expect a victor after 19.5 games have been played.

2-1 to Jessica Pegula

Pegula will likely have tired legs as she prepares for her seventh math in 11 days. It showcased it ugly head in her meeting with Martina Trevisan, who put her behind and forced a comeback from her. While that was their first meeting, Bouzkova is well versed with Pegula’s ways after playing her during their days on the ITF circuit and as WTA professionals. Their last two meetings in the US Open and Indian Wells were three-set affairs and we believe another long encounter is on the cards. Pegula with her better form should come out on top 2-1.

Marie Bouzkova vs Jessica Pegula preview

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

Marie Bouzkova

Marie Bouzkova enters the third round of the Cincinnati Open in solid form, showcasing her determination and skill on the court. Her impressive run includes victories over tough opponents, demonstrating her ability to navigate challenging matches. Bouzkova’s resolve to secure her first Cincinnati quarterfinal is evident as she continues to improve her game and strive for success on the hard courts. She has struggled to get wins under her belt and only has three back-to-back wins in the 2023 calendar year.

Jessica Pegula

Jessica Pegula’s recent form has been nothing short of impressive, setting a strong tone for her campaign at the Cincinnati Open. Her remarkable winning streak, extending from Montreal, reflects her consistency and adaptability on different surfaces. Since the start of 2021, she has reached the quarter-final stage staggering 26 times. Pegula’s ability to recover from losing the first set against Martina Trevisan, followed by a convincing comeback, highlights her mental resilience and competitive edge.

Marie Bouzkova vs Jessica Pegula head to head

Pegula holds a slight edge in their head-to-head encounters, leading 3-2. Their rivalry dates back to ITF events in Hilton Head Island in 2014 and Macon in 2018. Notably, their latest showdown on US soil took place at the 2022 Indian Wells, with Bouzkova securing victory in three hard-fought sets. However, Jessica Pegula responded with a win in their most recent clash in Madrid earlier this year, triumphing 6-4, 7-6.

Marie Bouzkova vs Jessica Pegula match details

Cincinnati Open 2023

  • When will this match start? This match starts at 15:00 GMT on 17 August.
  • Where is the match being played? The venue for this fixture is Lindner Family Tennis Center.
  • Who is the reigning Cincinnati Open champion? Borna Coric and Caroline Garcia were crowned champions in 2022.

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Owais Khan

Profiling the beautiful game for over a decade, Owais is a business analyst turned sports writer. He has covered football in the maidans of Pakistan and has transitioned to watching 1860 Munich in 3. Liga.