Jessica Pegula advances to the semi-final of the WTA Finals with a perfect performance against María Sakkari in Cancun

American Jessica Pegula Dominates⁤ Maria Sakkari to Reach WTA ‌Finals Semi-Final

The fifth-ranked American ⁣tennis player, Jessica ⁤Pegula,⁢ showcased her​ skills as she defeated Greek player Maria Sakkari with a score of 6-3, 6-2 in a flawless⁤ performance, securing her spot in the WTA ⁢Finals semi-final held in Cancun, Mexico. Pegula took advantage of a first set where both players struggled with their serves, particularly Sakkari, who committed five⁣ double faults and⁣ 20 unforced errors.

Pegula took an early⁤ lead in the match, breaking Sakkari’s serve in the third game and ⁣extending her advantage to 3-1. Another break followed, allowing Pegula to take​ a commanding 5-1 lead. Although Sakkari managed to win the seventh and eighth games, she lost her serve in the ninth game, giving Pegula ⁤a 1-0 set lead in just 37 minutes.

In the second‍ set, ⁤a brief ‌interruption occurred due to​ rain accompanied by‌ strong‍ winds. However, Pegula maintained her composure ⁢and broke Sakkari’s serve‍ to take a⁣ 2-0 lead. Despite Sakkari’s efforts, she couldn’t ⁤find a response ⁣in the third game, and ​two double faults in a crucial moment led to her losing her serve, leaving her trailing ⁢4-0. Although Sakkari managed to⁣ break Pegula’s serve in the fifth game, Pegula ⁢remained consistent and broke Sakkari again in the eighth ​game, securing her third consecutive victory by capitalizing on her opponent’s unforced errors.

“It⁣ was a ‌challenging match, especially with the windy conditions. However, I tried not⁤ to let it ‌affect my game too much.⁣ I feel a strong connection with the Mexican crowd, and I’m excited to continue competing here,” said Pegula, who ​previously won ⁤the Guadalajara Master 1,000 last year and⁢ has remained undefeated ‍in tournaments held in⁢ Mexico.

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Sabalenka and Rybakina’s Battle Interrupted by‍ Rain

The other semi-finalist in the Bacalar group will be determined on Friday after the decisive ⁢match between Aryna Sabalenka​ and Elena Rybakina ⁣was ‌suspended due ⁤to ‌heavy rain in‍ Cancun. Both players currently⁤ hold a 1-1 record ⁣in the ‌group.

Sabalenka ‍initially took control of ‌the match, securing a 5-1 lead in the first ⁢set before rain interrupted play.⁣ After a brief delay, the first set concluded with ‍Sabalenka winning 6-2. However,‌ rain once again appeared during the second set, causing further interruptions. ‍Rybakina managed to break Sabalenka’s serve and was leading 5-3 when rain forced the match to be suspended‍ until Friday, adding to the⁤ already controversial WTA Finals due to the issues surrounding the tournament’s court preparation.

The⁤ remaining semi-finalists in the WTA Finals ‍will ⁣be determined by the completion of the match between Sabalenka and Rybakina, as ‍well as the matches between⁣ Coco Gauff and Marketa Vondrousova, and Iga Swiatek and Ons Jabeur in the Chetumal group. The tournament promises ⁤an exciting finish⁤ with Swiatek leading the group with a 2-0 record, while Gauff and‍ Jabeur hold a 1-1 record, and Vondrousova is yet to​ secure a victory.


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  1. “Jessica Pegula delivers an impeccable display, outclassing María Sakkari to secure a spot in the WTA Finals semi-finals. A truly dominant performance from Pegula, showcasing her exceptional skills and determination. A well-deserved victory!”

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