Elena Rybakina will play against Jessica Pegula from the USA in the semifinals of the Masters in Miami.
Elena RybakinaThe 23-year-old representative of Kazakhstan continues to show very strong tennis at the tournament in Miami.
The night before last, in the quarterfinals of the Masters, Rybakina had an excellent match and defeated Martina Trevisan from Italy – 6:3; 6:0. In the first set, already with the score 1:1 in games, Elena almost lost a game on her serve, but the representative of Kazakhstan showed character and pulled the game from the score 15:40. Immediately after that, Rybakina already made a break herself and came out on the score of 4:1 in games. From the score 4:2, Rybakina and Trevisan exchanged breaks, and after that Elena calmly served for a set. In the second set, Rybakina already began to completely dominate the court and thus Elena closed the game to zero with three consecutive breaks. The tennis players spent one hour and ten minutes on the court.
It is worth noting that Rybakina has already completed more than ten aces in the fourth match in a row. This achievement was previously conquered in 2018 by Karolina Pliskova from the Czech Republic. In total, at the tournament in Miami, Elena has already served through 46 times.
Jessica PegulaThe 29-year-old representative of the USA, in turn, held her quarterfinal match at the home Masters on the night of March 28-29.
Pegula played a much more intense match, but still Jessica was able to win a strong-willed victory over Russian tennis player Anastasia Potapova in three sets – 4:6; 6:3; 7:6 (7:2). At the very beginning of the match, Pegula made a break and reached the score 2:0 in games. However, Jessica passed very quickly and already from the score of 2:1 she lost a game twice in a row on her serve, which brought Potapova to the score of 5:2. However, Jessica tried to fight to the end, with the score 3:5, the American made the second break and it seemed that she could pull the set, however, immediately after that Pegula again lost the game on her serve and eventually lost the set. At the very beginning of the second set, Pegula lost a game on her serve and settled for 0:2 on games. However, in response, Jessica was able to add and make two consecutive breaks, which brought her to the score of 4:2. Then the American stabilized the game on her serve, and with the score 5:3, Pegula made the third break and calmly took the game, which allowed her to even the score in the match. In the decisive set, Pegula and Potapova already exchanged breaks from the score 1:0 in games. Immediately after that, Anastasia calmly played a game on her serve, but Pegula could not get together and lost the second consecutive game on her serve. As a result, Jessica began to concede with a score of 2:4 in games. Potapova calmly reached the pitch for the match, but at the most important moment Anastasia faltered. The Russian tennis player was already leading with a score of 40:15, but in the end Pegula was able to make a break and save the match. However, immediately after that, Jessica again lost the game on her serve. Potapova led with a score of 6:5, but Anastasia missed her second consecutive attempt to close the match in her favor. It came to a tie-break, where the American punished her opponent for such a waste of chances and reached the semifinals of the tournament. The tennis players spent two hours and forty minutes on the court.
Jessica Pegula and Elena Rybakina last played together on October 20 last year at a tournament in Guadalajara. Then in the 1/16 finals of the tournament in Mexico on hard, the American won a strong-willed victory in three sets – 2:6; 6:3; 7:6 (10:8).
ForecastIn this match, Elena Rybakina is quite rightly considered a clear favorite among bookmakers.
If Pegula plays unstable again, the representative of Kazakhstan will get a chance to win this match with a score of 2:0 in sets, this is the outcome we suggest you bet on.