Jessica Pegula vs Maria Sakkari – Fourth Round – Preview & Prediction | 2022 Australian Open
When is Jessica Pegula vs Maria Sakkari on and what time does it start? Jessica Pegula vs Maria Sakkari will take place on Sunday 23rd January, 2022 – not before 02:00 (UK)
Where is Jessica Pegula vs Maria Sakkari taking place? Jessica Pegula vs Maria Sakkari will take place at Melbourne Park in Melbourne, Australia
What surface is Jessica Pegula vs Maria Sakkari being played on? Jessica Pegula vs Maria Sakkari will take place on an outdoor hard court
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What channel is Jessica Pegula vs Maria Sakkari on in the UK? Jessica Pegula vs Maria Sakkari will be televised live on Eurosport
Where can I stream Jessica Pegula vs Maria Sakkari in the UK? Eurosport subscribers can stream Jessica Pegula vs Maria Sakkari live on their website, while Sky Sports subscribers can stream the match live on Sky Go
World number 21 Jessica Pegula is in enjoying her time in Melbourne once again after making the quarter-finals here last season. The 27-year-old beat in-form Nuria Parrizas-Diaz on Friday in straight sets to reach the round of 16 of a major tournament for only the second time and she faces her first seed of the campaign next. Pegula won her only WTA title to date at the Washington Open back in 2019.
Fifth seed Maria Sakkari looks to be playing herself into form at the Australian Open and she could be quite the dark horse here with the title-contending conversations looking elsewhere. The 26-year-old became the first Greek to qualify for the WTA Finals last season after a title-less but no less impressive season on tour. Sakkari reached the semi-finals of Roland-Garros and the US Open last season, losing to the eventual champions of both in Barbora Krejcikova and Emma Raducanu.
Sakkari leads this head-to-head record 2-0 with wins over Pegula at the Eastbourne International in 2019 and more recently at the Miami Open last season and the Greek looks the fair favourite to battle through here. This will be a really robust match between Sakkari’s raw power and Pegula’s gritty determination that has seen her rise further up the rankings than many would have expected. Take Sakkari to win outright here inside an accumulator but Pegula can often snatch a set even in defeat, so taking Sakkari to win in three could be a valuable one-off here.