October 07, 2021 2:46 PM
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Adam Evans

2021 Indian Wells Masters Second Round – Sloane Stephens vs Jessica Pegula Preview & Prediction

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THE FACTS

When is Sloane Stephens vs Jessica Pegula on and what time does it start? Sloane Stephens vs Jessica Pegula will take place on Saturday 9th October, 2021 – not before 03:15 (UK)

Where is Sloane Stephens vs Jessica Pegula taking place? Sloane Stephens vs Jessica Pegula will take place at the Indian Wells Tennis Garden in California, USA

What surface is Sloane Stephens vs Jessica Pegula being played on? Sloane Stephens vs Jessica Pegula will take place on an outdoor hard court

Where can I get tickets for Sloane Stephens vs Jessica Pegula? Visit this link for the latest ticket information for Sloane Stephens vs Jessica Pegula

What channel is Sloane Stephens vs Jessica Pegula on? Sloane Stephens vs Jessica Pegula will be televised on the Amazon Prime Video app on smart TVs

Where can I stream Sloane Stephens vs Jessica Pegula? Amazon Prime subscribers can stream Sloane Stephens vs Jessica Pegula live via their platform

THE LOWDOWN

28-year-old Sloane Stephens was two games away from losing to friend off the court Heather Watson but she battled through to reach the second round in three sets. The 2017 US Open champion has shown flashes of her full capability in recent months, particularly at Wimbledon in July and Roland-Garros, but she is still some serious improvements in consistency away from her seventh career title. World number 24 Jessica Pegula made the quarter-finals of the Australian Open earlier this year in what has proven to be her best on tour yet with a new career-high ranking, although she is still hunting a second WTA title after winning in Washington in 2019.

THE PREDICTION

This is quite a surprising first meeting for Jessica Pegula and Sloane Stephens but an exciting one. You could quite easily see either of Stephens of Pegula making a deep run here in California, particularly Pegula in fact with the 27-year-old possessing a great, combative game for hardcourts. Stephens is one of the more unpredictable women on tour but if she clicks into her lesser-spotted top gear there is probably no one at Indian Wells capable of beating her. Pegula is a fighter more than most and that makes this match likely to see three sets, as so many involving her tend to do.

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