American tennis player Jessica Pegula downed Spain’s Paula Badosa 6-4, 7-6 (6) after 1 hour 42 minutes of play in the quarterfinals of the WTA 500 tournament in Charleston. The world number 3 will meet the Swiss Belinda Bencic in the semi-finals.
Jessica Pegula He spent 2022 where he managed to stay in the Top 5 of the world rankings and play at a very high level. Last season he won the championship Guadalajara WTA 1000, because that is its most important result. In addition, he placed WTA 1000 Madrid. In addition, he reached the semi-finals Miami, Toronto and San Diego. His year 2023 started with quarters Australian Openwhich ends Dohasemi-finals in Dubai and eighth Indian Wells and the semi-finals in Miami Open. In Charleston eliminated Anna Blinkova and Irina-Camelia Begu.
Paula Badosa He is coming off a great year in 2022, won titles and showed a very good level of tennis. Last season he won the championship Sydney WTA and reached the semi-finals Indian Wells, Stuttgart and San Jose. In addition, he reached the quarterfinals in Miami Open, Charleston and San Diego. His year 2023 started with a semi-final Adelaide 2where he was injured and had to get off Australian Open and Abu Dhabireturns with a loss Doha, Dubai, another wheel in Indian Wells y Miami Open. In Charleston exceeded Mayar Sherif, Leylah Fernandez and Diana Shnaider.
Jessica Pegula and Paula Badosa faced each other in the quarterfinals WTA 500 de Charleston.
In the early game, there were services of both without being able to go bankrupt and get high percentages to complete each game. Until the sixth game, everything was very even and a great tennis performance. However, when Pegula kept without problems, he found space on the return, broke the big hierarchy and went ahead 6-3 in 35 minutes.
The second moto was a real battle. Quickly, the American marked the differences in his right to break and get on track. However, the Spaniard was encouraged to take risks and after several games without problems with the servers, he managed to recover. Finally, they had to define sudden death. There, Pegula was much clearer and won 6-3, 7-6(6) after 1h42min.