Jessica Pegula bounces back with force

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Miami: Top seed and world No. 5 Jessica Pegula bounced back from fellow American Amanda Anisimova in a three-set thriller to win 3-6, 6-4, 7-6(7-3).

Pegula was also in trouble as she was denied match point in the tenth game of the deciding set, but she quickly took a 5–1 lead in the tie breaker and ended the match when her compatriot’s forehand went wide. He won this match in two hours 26 minutes.

Pegula was a semi-finalist here a year ago, but this time she had to work harder in the second round and converted only four out of 15 break point opportunities.

The 30-year-old American will meet Magda Linette in the third round, with the 32-year-old Pole beating Dayna Yastremska in three sets. Pegula’s fellow seed American Madison Keys was not as lucky, losing in three sets to Romania’s Jacqueline Cristian, who recorded her second career win over a top 20 opponent with a 3-6, 6-3, 6-3 upset. of.

Miami Open champion Danielle Collins defeated Paula Badosa 6-1, 6-4 on Tuesday afternoon. She will play No. 2 seed Ons Jabour in the second round on Wednesday.

It was another disappointment for Badosa. She was out of court in the last six months of 2023 due to a stress fracture.


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