Cincinnati Masters 2022: Caroline Garcia eases past Jessica Pegula in straight sets to seal semifinals berth in Cincinnati Masters

Cincinnati Masters 2022: Caroline Garcia came up with an impressive game in her quarterfinal encounter against Jessice Pegula on Friday in the…

Cincinnati Masters 2022: Caroline Garcia came up with an impressive game in her quarterfinal encounter against Jessice Pegula on Friday in the Cincinnati Masters. She clinched the match in straight sets, 6-1, 7-5 to cruise into the semfinals of the competition. Follow Western & Southern Open LIVE updates on InsideSport.IN 

Pegula defeated 10th seed Emma Raducanu in straight sets in the third round, while Garcia who is a qualifier, defeated Wlise Mertens in straight sets to make it to the quarterfinal. The qualifier is making all the right noises in Cincinnati, and sealing the semifinal slot shows the progress too.

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  • Seventh seed Jessica Pegula earned a direct bye to the second round of Cincinnati Masters.
  • She faced Marta Kostyuk in the first round and clinched a come-from behind 6-7, 6-1, 6-2 victory in the contest.
  • In the second round, she faced reigning US Open champion and 10th seed Emma Raducanu and won the match in straight sets to storm into the quarterfinal.
  • Pegula endured a poor start to the year as she bowed out from the first round at Gippsland Trophy and Sydney International.
  • At the Australian Open, she reached quarterfinals and lost to Ashleigh Barty in straight games.
  • Her best performance on hard courts came at Miami Open and the Candian Open much recently. She reached the semifinal in both the tournaments and while at Miami she lost to Iga Swiatek, she lost to Simona Halep at Toronto.
  • She is yet to won a single title this year and her best-ever finish is at the Madrid Open so far, where she reached the final and was the runner-up after losing the summit clash to Ons Jabeur.

  • Caroline Garcia meanwhile had to play the qualifiers to enter the main draw at Cincinnati Masters. She was the second seed in the qualifiers and won both her matches in three sets.
  • After entering the main draw, she defeated Petra Martic in straight sets in the first round. She then clinched an upset victory over fourth seed Maria Sakkari in a very close contest that srtretched to three sets.
  • She then sailed past Elise Mertens 6-4, 7-5 to make it to the quarterfinal.
  • Garcia has been in good form as she recently won the Poland Open final in late July this year.
  • She also defeated 10th seed Emma Raducanu at Wimbledon this year in the second round and went all the way until the fourth round, where she was defeated by Marie Bouzkova.
  • She earlier won the Bad Homburg Open title by defeating Bianca Andreescu in three sets in the final.

Jessica Pegula vs Carolina Garcia Head-to-head: The upcoming contest will be the fourth time both these players will be facing each other in their career. Jessica Pegula leads the head-to-head record 2-1. Earlier this year they have faced in the second round at Sydney International with Garcia winning the contest in straight sets.

Prediction: Both the players have been in good touch this season. While Pegula is the seventh seed and has a superior ranking compared with Garcia, the latter has won two titles this year. It will be difficult to predict a winner in the upcoming contest. One can expect a close fight.

Where to watch Cincinnati Masters 2022 LIVE streaming? 

Cincinnati Masters  2022  live streaming will be broadcasted by Tennis TV and ATP Tour. All you need to do is buy a subscription to watch the hardcourt tournament.

Cincinnati Masters 2022: Jessica Pegula vs Carolina Garcia preview, head-to-head, prediction, odds and pick: Follow Western & Southern Open LIVE

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