Even at 38 years old, Serena Williams seems to remain in a form of envy, managing to qualify smoothly until the final act of the Auckland tournament.
She starts as a great favorite in the last act against her compatriot, Jessica Pegula, a relatively easy player to defeat.
◾️At the age of 38, the legendary American player is still in excellent shape, playing last year’s Wimbledon final, but was defeated by Romanian Simona Halep.
◾️Being in the 10th WTA at the moment, in the previous season he participated in a few tournaments, reaching only the quarters at the Australian Open and in the third round at Roland Garros, and at the US Open he reached again until the last act.
◾️Like her opponent, Serena Williams gave up only one set during this tournament, in the second round against her compatriot, Christina Mchale, the rest of the parties being decided very clearly in favor of the American.
◾️The 25-year-old Sua player currently ranks 82nd in the WTA standings, and is expected to rise much in the standings starting next week.
◾️Last season he managed to win his first career WTA title in the Washington tournament, his favorite surface being the hard one.
◾️In this tournament he won 4 matches, losing only one set during the semifinal against the Danish Caroline Wozniacki, who defeated 6-0 in the decisive set.
◽️The two players have not met so far in the circuit, and will dispute the first match directly in the WTA circuit.
🎾What is the shape of the players in the last 5 matches?
◾️Despite an impressive career, at 38, former world number one, Serena Williams, currently ranked 10th in the WTA hierarchy is only for the second time on the main board of the ASB Classic, the WTA International tournament held in Auckland, New Zealand.
◾️In 2017, the year of his previous participation, the player born in Saginaw, Miami was eliminated by his compatriot, Madison Brengle, in the sixteenth round of the competition.
◾️Serena debuted in Auckland with a minimum of 6-3, 6-2 victory against Camila Giorgi, 99th WTA and continued with a new success, this time against Christine McHale, 2-1 in sets.
◾️In the quarter-finals, she went 6-4 and 6-3 by Laura Siegemund from Germany, and in the semifinals she passed without emotion tennis at the age of 18, Amanda Anisimova, 25th WTA.
◾️Jessica Pegula, 25, 82nd in the WTA standings, impresses with her first appearance on the main board of the ASB Classic, the WTA International tournament, which reached its 35th edition and has total prizes worth over $ 270000.
◾️Pegula managed an impeccable journey to the semifinals of the competition, managing to win in front of players like Catherine Cartan Bellis, 855 WTA, Christina McHale, 86 WTA, or Alize Cornet from France, taking advantage of her abandonment (forced by injury suffered at the thigh of the right leg) in the second set of the meeting.
◾️In the semi-finals of the New Zealand tournament, the player coached by Michael Joyce defeated her in three sets, scoring 3-6, 6-4 and 6-0 on the number 5 favorite to win the trophy, Danish Caroline Wozniacki.
🎾News, analysis, statistics and progress about the 2 players.
◽️Serena disputes on Sunday, January 12 and the final of the Auckland double tour, with her good friend, Danish Caroline Wozniacki.
◽️Throughout his career, he has won 73 WTA trophies.
◽️He also played another 25 finals in the disputed WTA competitions.
◽️The service is the main asset of the player aged 38, 75.1% being the percentage of points earned by her on the first service.
◽️He prevailed in 19 of the 23 matches played on hard, in 2019.
◽️The 55th WTA is the best ranking in the hierarchy for Jessica Pegula.
◽️He won a single WTA trophy over his career in Washington a year ago.
◽️48.4% is the percentage of the break balls made by Pegula in the WTA competitions played in 2019.
◽️In 2019 he supported 44 parties, on all areas, winning 25 of them.
◽️He gave up just one set on his way to the final of the Auckland tournament.
Tennis Prediction of the Day Serena Williams vs Jessica Pegula
Pegica Essica “broke up” a final between Serena Williams and Caroline Wozniacki in Auckland, showing extremely solid tennis throughout the tournament. But the pressure of the last act of a WTA tournament will press on its shoulders, and having the opponent a legendary name like Serena Williams will represent additional pressure. I think Serena Williams will come out victorious in this match too, with a pretty easy victory, dominating with great authority the exchanges of balls behind the field.
Prediction Today: S. Williams 2-0
We found a very interesting quota in the Suberbet offer. I think Jessica can not exceed eight games won in the match. The favorite is clear here, and Serena should impose lightly, in minimum sets.Williams looked great this year and lost just one set in the tournament. In three of the four games played he did not leave his opponents more than seven games. The difference in quality is too big, Serena is ranked with over 70 positions better in the WTA hierarchy and should not have emotions.
Prediction Today: J. Pegula under 8.5 games