Jessica Pegula vs Petra Martic
|Date & Time||Friday September 14, 2018, 12:30 PM (EDT)|
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Petra Martic will be playing Jessica Pegula in the quarterfinals of the 2018 WTA Coupe Banque Nationale in Quebec City.
Petra Martic continued her impressive form in the second round as she produced another straight sets win. Martic was dominant in the victory as she only lost 2 games in the entire match. Furthermore, Martic broke her opponents serve 5 times and won close to 70% of the points that were played. This is the second successive victory in such manner as Martic won her opening round match in similar fashion. Since the end of the US Open, Petra Martic has not lost a single match and this shows the supreme form that the player is currently in. It is going to be very hard to stop Petra Martic in this tournament.
On the other side of the court, Jessica Pegula enters this match after winning her second round match in straight sets. While Pegula won didn’t lose a set, she had to fight hard for the victory mainly due to per poor serving. Jessica Pegula allowed her opponent to break her serve 5 times which is very high. It will be important for Jessica Pegula to improve her serving in this match since Petra Martic has the ability to exploit a major weakness such as the one present in the serve. This is going to be a tough match for Jessica Pegula since she is playing a higher ranked player who is in exceptional form.
Jessica Pegula and Petra Martic have played twice in the past with Martic winning on both occasions.
While Jessica Pegula has had a good tournament, she will be no match for Petra Martic. Martic is in exceptional form and is in a great position to ease into the semifinals. Jessica Pegula has big issues with her serve and Petra Martic is good enough to exploit such a weakness. Martic is the better player and I see her winning this match.