Azarenka vs Pegula: prediction for the WTA Indian Wells match
On October 14, Victoria Azarenka and Jessica Pegula will fight each other for a semi-final spot at Indian Wells tournament. Our expert made a prediction for that match.
Victoria Azarenka is performing well at Indian Wells, just like always. Belarusian player won two titles here throughout her career.
In the first match she needed some time for adaptation, so she was not looking confident in the first set, but in the second one Linette withdrew herself from the match due to injury. Then Azarenka recorded victories in sraight sets over Kvitova (7:5, 6:4) and Sasnovich (6:3, 6:4). In the match against Sasnovich Azarenka was not serving too well. Her opponent made three breaks and Azarenka's hit percentage at first serve was just at 47%.
For the first time after the semi-final of Montreal tournament Jessica Pegula managed to win three matches in one tournament. American player is looking flawless at Indian Wells and she is capable of more.
In first two matches Pegula lost only five games to each of her opponents, Stephens (6:2, 6:3) and Paolini (6:4, 6:1). In the round of 16 everyone thought that it will be hard for Pegula to beat Elina Svitolina. But Ukrainian player was smashed by Pegula (6:1, 6:1).
In three out of five most recent matches of Pegula more games were played in the second set than in the first one
This bet won in two head-to-head matches
Azarenka and Pegula played against each other twice in 2021. At the beginning of the year at Melbourne hard tournament Pegula won in straight sets. Azarenka got revenge at hard tournament in Berlin, where she recorded a victory in three sets. In our opinion, American player will have more chances for a victory today, Pegula is looking better at her serve than her opponent.
Our prediction - Pegula to win
In previous head-to-head matches opponents played 22 and 30 games respectively. We are expecting another long match at Indian Wells.
Our second bet is on total over 20.5 games