Jessica Pegula reaches US Open third round with a 6-3 6-1 victory against Romania’s Patricia Maria Țig on Thursday.
The match got off to a nervy start as the pair traded breaks early on before Pegula, the top-ranked American player at the tournament this year, pulled clear with two further breaks of Țig’s serve.
The second set was more clear for the 29-year-old as she took a commanding 4-0 lead. After an hour and 11 minutes of play, she wrapped up the triumph when Țig played a forehand moo into the net.
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It was unbalanced [within the to begin with set], we haven’t played each other. I’m beyond any doubt we were both nervous, Pegula said amid her on-court meet after the coordinate.
Playing at night, the conditions are distinctive, it’s kind of cool today evening time. It’s completely distinctive than when I played here the other day. You fair ought to alter and get utilized to it.
Pegula has reached the quarterfinals at five of her final seven grand slam tournaments but is however to advance past that stage.
Pegula said about her next opponent.“Elina is so tough. I feel like every single match we play is always just a really good battle. I feel like we kind of play into each other’s game where we make each other play better and we always just have really great matches. It’s great to see her back playing at such a high level so quickly.”
In her offered to do so at this year’s US Open, she will another face Elina Svitolina on Saturday. The Ukrainian has delighted in a sharp rise up the world rankings since returning to tennis prior this year after the birth of her child, indeed coming to the Wimbledon elimination rounds in July.
Pegula won in three sets when the pair met at the Citi Open in Washington, DC, four weeks back and holds a 3-1 advantage in their head-to-head history.