At a tournament in Auckland on January 12, Williams will try to interrupt his series of unsuccessful finals in a duel with Pegula.

Serena Williams

At a tournament in Auckland, Serena Williams confirmed the status of the main favorite and reached the final. Following the 2017 Australian Open title, Serena had four lost finals in Grand Slam tournaments. She also starred during the 2019 Finals in Toronto. In Auckland, Williams will try to interrupt a series of unsuccessful finals. In the tournament bracket only in the game with McHale difficulties arose during the match, gave the set. In the last two matches, victories over Siegemund (6-4, 6-3) and Anisimova (6-1, 6-1) have already been recorded. Only once gave his serve in the quarter-finals and semifinals. She steadily reached her usual numbers above 70% of points on the first serve, actively working on receiving the second serve of rivals. It is noticeable that during the tournament only adds, Serena Williams is played out.

Jessica Pegula

Few expected that the 82nd number of the WTA Jessica Pegula rating will be able to reach the final in Auckland. In the starting fights were not the most serious rivals for Jessica. Victories over Bellis (6-0, 6-4) and Zidanshek (6-2, 6-3) did not cause much surprise. In the quarterfinal, Jessica passed Cornet at the removal of her rival. Sensation struck in the semifinals. In the role of the pronounced underdog of the bookmakers, Pegula was outplayed by Caroline Wozniacki (3-6, 6-4, 6-0). The turning point in the game came in the second set, when in the seventh game Carolyn did not use her chances at the reception and was paid by the set. The Danes were already physically lacking in the third installment. In the game with Wozniacki, Pegula had many chances for attacks. Yet Carolyn often retreated into deep defense, which Jessica used. Against Serena, such chances will be much less, because Williams herself will take the initiative in practical jokes.

Statistics and personal meetings

  • Tennis players did not play among themselves.
  • In Auckland, Williams and Pegula gave one set to their rivals.
  • In the last two matches in Auckland, Williams only once gave up her serve.

Serena Williams vs Jessica Pegula Prediction

Serena Williams is close to winning her first trophy after a long break. The rival for the upcoming match will not surprise Serena with something special in terms of tactics. It was Williams who worked more steadily in recent matches on his own serve, played out, perfectly adapted to local conditions.

The defeat of Anisimova in the semifinals can add confidence to Serena on the eve of the final. We offer a forecast for a convincing favorite win.

Our prediction – Williams will win