Paula Badosa and Jessica Pegula meet in the quarterfinals of the 2022 tennis Miami Open.
Paula Badosa is coming off a straight set win over Linda Fruhvirtova that took 17 games to decide. In the victory, Badosa won 67 percent of her first serve points and 47 percent of her second serve points. Badosa won 62 percent of her total service points and converted on five of her six break points. Badosa got 67 percent of her first serves in play and saved five of her six break points. Badosa has yet to drop a set through three matches and is easily playing her best tennis of the year right now. Badosa looks to make a WTA 1000 semifinal for the fourth time in her career. Badosa has won seven of her last eight matches on hard court.
Jessica Pegula is coming off a one set win over Anhelina Kalinina that took six games to decide. In the victory, Pegula won 89 percent of her first serve points and 55 percent of her second serve points. Pegula won 70 percent of her total service points and converted on three of her six break points. Pegula is well rested for this match considering she had to play just 25 minutes, and she has yet to drop a set this tournament overall. Pegula looks to win four matches in a single tournament for the first time since the Australian Open. Pegula looks to make her second career WTA 1000 semifinal appearance. Pegula is 1-4 in previous WTA 1000 quarterfinals. Pegula has won six of her last nine matches on hard court.
There’s no match history between these two players.
Pegula is worth a look in the underdog role based on the rest she’s had up to this point, but she’s also somebody who usually fizzles out at this point in big tournaments. Pegula is 1-4 in WTA 1000 quarterfinal matches. Badosa has been on a tear her last few matches, and she’s consistently winning the big points, which includes saving multiple break points.
Give me Badosa and the reasonable juice.