Jessica Pegula took a crucial point against Martina Trevisan in straight sets (6-4, 6-2) in their duel for the United Cup final as the United States and Italy were tied.
The first match for the United Cup final in Sydney. Jessica Pegula He achieved a 3-1 record in the competition, played singles and above all beat Iga Swiatek very solidly in the semifinals. For him Martina Trevisanusually uncomfortable on hard courts, won the match 2-2, and also in the last surprise against Maria Sakkar.
Pegula opens the series for Americans
An unbeaten start for Pegula, who made a fast break in the second game of the match, to already take the lead and put an uncomfortable Trevisan in trouble. The Italian did not give up and just a few games later he managed to recover the break. Continuing the run of games, Pegula went ahead again, but again Martina left this tight first set tied. Everything seemed headed for a decisive tiebreak, but The American knew how to transfer the pressure to his opponent, and when he came back he took the set 6-4.
From that very even and changing first set, Pegula knew how to get the best of the emotions, demoralizing his rival in such a way that he made the difference in winning the set. The American signed two consecutive breaks to take a 5-0 lead and was thus on the verge of victory. As always, the biggest cost in this sport is closing matches, and the American would be a victim of that as well. Trevisan got one break back, but it was too late to change direction. Pegula sealed the victory with a decisive 6-2, giving the Yankees a winning start in the United Cup final.