Pegula surprises Sabalenka to get into the quarters

Jessica Pegula (83rd in the world), who had previously eliminated Brady, winner at Lexington, and Anisimova, took the 5th seed. Mertens, Konta and Osaka passed.


In the absence of the young Coco Gauff (16 years old), eliminated in the first round by Sakkari, another American is being the sensation of the women's team at the Cincinnati Open: her name is Jessica Pegula, she is 26 years old and is the 83rd in the world. Before going down to the fifth favorite of the tournament, the Belarusian Sabalenka (6-2, 2-6, 6-3), had eliminated in the first round the winner last week in Lexington, her compatriot Jennifer Brady and the American Amanda Anisimova. Now the Belgian Elise Mertens awaits her, who easily beat (6-2 and 6-3) the Russian Veronika Kudermetova.

Pegula has very little resume, in fact, she has never passed the second round of a Grand Slam, she has only won one title (Washington last year) and her best ranking has been 55. But in New York she can with all her rivals and is ready to give more surprises. Who did not give rise to them was the British Johanna Konta, who got rid of the veteran Vera Zvonareva 6-4 and 6-2 and will face Sakkari or Serena Williams. Estonian Anett Kontaveit also met, who beat Czech Marie Bouzkova by a 6-3 double, who had just kicked off her countrywoman Kvitova, and will face former world number one Naomi Osaka, who swept the Ukrainian Yastremska ( 6-3 and 6-1) .

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