The American player is struggling. Jessica Pegula needs three sets and almost two hours of play to qualify for the next round of the California tournament.
The second round of the Master 1000 Indian Wells would see one of the title contenders make his debut on stage. Jessica Pegula He’s off to a great start to the year and since the quarter-finals in Australia he’s had a great tour of the Emirates. In Doha they reached the final and in Dubai the semi-final before losing to the champion. Camila Giorgi he is another player who is in very good form at the moment, winning the title in Mérida less than two weeks ago. Their head-to-head encounter favored the American with three wins in four games, making him the favorite going into this game.
The first set of many options
The first game of the match mirrored the match later, with Pegula enjoying three break points that she was unable to capitalize on. Jessica charged on the stroke and surrendered her serve after missing two break balls, which put her at the bottom of the scoreboard. As if that wasn’t enough, conceded another break that moved the score to 4-0 in favor of the Italian player. Finding himself on the ropes helped the world number three, who cut one of two breaks, although he couldn’t help but lose the first set 6-3.
In the second set, the American player reacted, who, supported by the fans, found his best version in the second set. He started with a break that helped him make it 4-1. the moment when I give another blow to the meeting. Pegula grabbed another break on his second chance to give himself a chance to end the set with his bid. The local player did not fail and the match is decided in the third set after the previous 6-1.
Jessica reigns again
Pegula had found his game and began to control the game and force his rhythm on the ball. Giorgi felt very uncomfortable he couldn’t find a way to hurt his opponent like he did at the start of the match. Once again, she missed the first serve of the set, so Jessica took the lead again, which was key. After this, five consecutive breaks changed in the set, where the American played as the best defender and ended the match 6-2.