Emma Raducanu and Jessica Pegula will lock horns in what promises to be an intriguing contest in the round of 16 of the ongoing Cincinnati Masters.

Jessica Pegula

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LONDON, ENGLAND – JULY 02: Jessica Pegula of The United States plays a backhand against Petra Martic of Croatia during their Women’s Singles Third Round match on day six of The Championships Wimbledon 2022 at All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club on July 02, 2022, in London, England. (Photo by Ryan Pierse/Getty Images)

The American tennis pro has had an impressive season so far. She hasn’t won a title as yet in 2022 but she did make it to the final at the Madrid Open. At the Canadian Open, she had a solid run to the semi-final stage before she was ousted by eventual champion Simona Halep.

The 28-year-old began her campaign in Ohio with a hard-fought victory against Marta Kostyuk 6-7 (5-7), 6-1, 6-2. Last year at the Cincinnati Open, Pegula couldn’t progress beyond the round of 16 as she came second against Karolina Pliskova.

Emma Raducanu

The 19-year-old has not been in great form following her triumphant US Open campaign last year. She was ousted in the first round of the Canadian Open by Camila Giorgi.

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Emma Raducanu

The Bromley-based Raducanu played her first match at Ohio against the legendary 23-time Grand Slam champion Serena Williams. The promising youngster pulled off a stunning win as she defeated the veteran in straight sets 6-4, 6-0. In the round of 32, Raducanu outclassed another Grand Slam champion Victoria Azarenka 6-0, 6-2.

Head-to-Head and Prediction

Emma Raducanu and Jessica Pegula have not faced each other before. So the head-to-head scoreline sits at a deadlock of 0-0.

Jessica Pegula has been in better form but we are backing Emma Raducanu to get the win as she will be quite confident after the two thumping wins she has registered till now in the competition. Emma Raducanu could end up winning the match in three sets.

Prediction: Emma Raducanu.

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