Irina Begu’s road in the Challenger tournament at Indian Wells continues, after reaching 3 minimum wins in the quarterfinals, where she will meet a new host representative, Jessica Pegula. The match between the two is scheduled on Friday, around 9:30 pm.
◾️The 25-year-old Sua player is currently 78th in the WTA rankings, crossing one of the most important periods of his career.
◾️Last season he managed to win his first career WTA title in the Washington tournament, his favorite surface being the hard one.
◾️The year 2020 started him excellent, reaching the last act of the tournament in Auckland, where he was defeated by Serena Williams, and in this tournament he won the previous two matches in a minimum of sets.
◾️He is currently ranked 104th in the WTA standings, but will return in the first hundred due to the result of this tournament.
◾️After a previous season without any notable results, Irina is confident in her game, trying to return to the decent form of the last years, her game being a promising one.
◾️In the 3 matches of this tournament he did not lose any set, his victories being extremely clear, against some consistent American players on this surface, such as Taylor Townsend or Kristie Ahn.
▫️The two players have not met so far in the circuit, the first direct confrontation between the two will take place.
🎾What is the shape of the players in the last 5 matches?
◽️World number 78, American Jessica Pegula, an athlete originally from Buffalo, New York, is present for the second consecutive year on the main board of the Oracle Challenger Series, a 125k WTA tournament in her native country, in Indian Wells, California.
◽️A year ago, she had left the competition since the sixteenth round of the final, defeated by a 2-6 double by the young Iberian tennis player Sara Sorribes Tormo.
◽️If in the ITF W100 tournament played in Nicholasville, Pegula failed to overcome the second round of the race, once she reached Indian Wells she prevailed in the sixteenth, 6-4, 7-6 against the Russian Natalia Vikhlyantseva, and in the eighth she passed also in two sets, 7-6,6-2, by his compatriot Shelby Rogers, 114th WTA.
◽️Presenting for the first time on the main table of the California tournament, Irina Begu, currently occupying the 104th position in the WTA standings, was also ahead of American Kristie Ahn on her way to the fifth WTA career trophy. For an hour and 40 minutes it took the player from our country to go 6-3 double of the 98 world number.
◽️Irina was at the height and in the previous two rounds of the Indian Wells race, managing to overcome Germany’s Mona Barthel 6-4, 6-1 in the opening round, and in the sixteenth overtook Taylor in the same manner.
◽️Townsend, 70th WTA, 6-0, 6-2.
🎾News, analysis, statistics and progress about the 2 players.
◾️The 55th WTA place is the best ranking in the world hierarchy for Jessica Pegula.
◾️He also takes part in the doubles competition, where he has a pair of tennis players aged just 18, Caty McNally.
◾️Last summer he was awarded his first major career trophy in Washington.
◾️She was present at the ASB Classic Auckland final, but lost 3-6, 4-6 to Serena Williams.
◾️79.2% is the percentage of games won by players in the United States, on their own service.
◾️In 2016, he occupied, for a short time, 22nd place in the world ranking.
◾️She won in 4 of the 7 matches with the trophy on the table in the professional women’s circuit.
◾️20% is the percentage of break balls made by Irina in 2020.
◾️So far, it has failed to overcome the sixteenth round of a Grand Slam tournament.
◾️The previous 5 meetings ended in a minimum of sets.
Tennis Prediction of the Day Jessica Pegula vs Irina Begu
Both players go through an excellent form in this tournament, winning all the matches in minimum sets.
It will be a balanced match between the two, being difficult to separate, and I think this match will be a balanced one, the difference being made at only a few points.
So I bet on a game with a high number of games, being high chances that the match will reach a decisive set, in which any player has a chance to win.
Prediction Today: Over 21.5 games