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Jessica Pegula vs Elina Svitolina Live Stream, Predictions & Tips - Can Pegula get first top-10 win?
- Jessica Pegula vs Elina Svitolina preview and predictions for Monday’s Australian Open match.
- The Round of 16 clash is being played at Melbourne Park at 00.00 GMT
- Jessica Pegula has won 2 of her last 3 matches in 15 games or less
- I predict the match will not be a lengthy one - but may see an upset
- Match preview, predictions and live stream information.
Jessica Pegula has not dropped a set at the Australian Open so far (Getty Images)
Jessica Pegula vs Elina Svitolina Predictions
Pegula is one of the most improved players on the WTA Tour over the past 18 months and has conceded 13 games at the Australian Open so far.
Fifth seed Svitolina handled Coco Gauff in impressive style and is looking to make the quarterfinals in Melbourne for the third time in four years. She might struggle against powerful Pegula, who is primed for a top-10 win.
- All 5 of Jessica Pegula’s match wins in 2021 came in straight sets
- Jessica Pegula is 0-6 vs top-10 players
- Elina Svitolina has won 5 of her last 8 matches in 19 games or fewer
- Both Svitolina and Pegula have been broken 3 times in their 3 matches so far
Head to Head
Elina Svitolina leads the head-to-head with Jessica Pegula 1-0.
They played in January this year in Abu Dhabi, Svitolina winning 6-4, 6-3.
Jessica Pegula Stats
Age: 26 (14 February 1994)
Height: 5’7” (170cm)
World Ranking: 61
Career High: 55 (August 2019)
Career WTA Singles Titles: 1
Career Grand Slam Singles Titles: 0
2021 Titles: 0
Australian Open Best Result: R1 (2020)
Jessica Pegula Form
Jessica Pegula won her first WTA Tour title in Washington in 2019 and was one of the most improved players on tour in 2020.
Now working with Venus Williams’s former coach, Pegula was runner-up to Serena Williams in Auckland in January 2020. She went on to reach the quarterfinals in Cincinnati and the third round of the US Open.
Pegula claimed wins over Jennifer Brady and Aryna Sabalenka on American hard courts in 2021. She has never beaten a top-10 player but has been demolishing some tough opponents in Melbourne.
After beating former Grand Slam champions Victoria Azarenka and Sam Stosur, Pegula recorded a 6-2, 6-1 victory over Kristina Mladenovic.
A powerful hitter, Pegula’s improved fitness is allowing her to construct points better and hang in rallies longer. This will be crucial against Svitolina.
Elina Svitolina Stats
Age: 26 (12 September 1994)
Height: 5’9” (174cm)
World Ranking: 5
Career High: 3 (September 2017)
Career WTA Singles Titles: 9
Career Grand Slam Singles Titles: 15
2021 Titles: 0
Australian Open Best Result: QF (2018-19)
Elina Svitolina Form
Svitolina is now 8-2 in 2021 and has won six of those eight matches in straight sets.
A quarterfinalist at the Australian Open in 2018-19, Svitolina had a tough first-round match vs Marie Bouzkova but rose to the occasion to beat Coco Gauff 6-4, 6-3 in a very polished performance.
In the third round, Svitolina improved to 6-2 vs Yulia Putintseva. She conceded multiple breaks of serve for the first time this tournament, but broke the Kazakh eight times.
Svitolina is looking in good form but she is always vulnerable to a player with more outright power, like Pegula.
Elina Svitolina and Jessica Pegula meet in the Round of 16 at the Australian Open on Monday 15 February (match scheduled for 12am GMT).
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What round of the Australian Open is Jessica Pegula vs Elina Svitolina?
Jessica Pegula vs Elina Svitolina are meeting in the fourth round of the Australian Open.
Jessica Pegula has a good chance of upsetting Elina Svitolina in this fourth-round clash. However, the safer bet is to bet on the match lasting less than 20.5 games.
Best Bet: Under 20.5 Total Games @-109.89 at BetMGM - 3 Units
Value Bet: Jessica Pegula Win Winner @190.00 at bet365 Sport NJ - 1 Unit