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Petra Kvitova will battle it out with Jessica Pegula on Monday, as both players hope to secure a spot in the US Open quarterfinal. The Czech will look to match her best outing in this tournament, as she bowed out in the quarterfinals of the 2015 and 2017 editions. On the other hand, this is Jessica Pegula’s best performance in the US Open, as she had never been past the third round until this year. Which of these players will advance to the next round? Please read along as we analyse both players, mentioning the stats and odds along the way.
Petra Kvitova vs Jessica Pegula Prediction and Betting Tips
Petra Kvitova has enjoyed some fine form over the past couple of months; in the last 60 days, she lifted the title in Eastbourne and got to the final in Cincinnati. Similarly, Jessica Pegula is enjoying one of the best years of her career; as she matched or surpassed her best performances in all grand slams this year. The American has spent a bit more time than her opponent on the court; as Kvitova played one less match due to Kalinina’s withdrawal.
Petra Kvitova vs Jessica Pegula Head to Head
Both players met twice in the last two years; Petra Kvitova leads the head-to-head between these players, as she won both skirmishes in straight sets. Coincidentally, these players met exactly two years ago in this same tournament with Kvitova winning 6:4, 6:3.
- 05/03/2021 Kvitova won 2-0 (Doha, Hardcourt)
- 04/09/2020 Kvitova won 2-0 (US Open, Hardcourt)
Petra Kvitova to win
Granted, Jessica Pegula has been one of the toughest opponents over the past two years; however, it’s fair to point out that she has just one WTA singles title to her name. In contrast, Petra Kvitova is a seasoned veteran, with three grand slam titles and three finals under her belt. Bearing that in mind, coupled with the fact that the former World number 2 won the previous two clashes between these players, Kvitova should come out on top here.
Kvitova US Open Analysis
Petra Kvitova is coming off a gruelling contest with Garbine Muguruza, in a three-setter that lasted over two and a half hours; she hit 14 aces in that match, which brings her total to 20 across two matches. The former World number 2 will need a similar performance if she intends to defeat Jessica Pegula.
Jessica Pegula US Open Analysis
Jessica Pegula defeated Viktorija Golubic, Aliaksandra Sasnovich, and Yue Yuan in the first three rounds, dropping just one set in the process. However, this will be her toughest challenge yet, as Kvitova will be a relatively bigger fish to fry; will she finally get her first win against the two-time grand slam champion?
Useful Facts about Petra Kvitova vs Jessica Pegula
Match scheduled – 5th September at 16:00 BST
Type of tennis court – Hardcourt Outdoor
Bookmakers’ odds – Petra Kvitova 1/1 (2.00) – Jessica Pegula 4/5 (1.80)