Kazakh tennis player Elena Rybakina defeated American Jessica Pegula 7-6(3), 6-4 after 1h55 minutes of play in the semifinals of the WTA Miami Open. The world number 3 will face either Petra Kvitova or Sorana Cirstea in the grand final.
Elena Rybakina he had a remarkable 2022, with great results, playing tough and dangerous tennis for any player. Last season he won the championship Wimbledon, nothing more and nothing less. In addition, he made it to the finals WTA 500 de Adelaide and Portoroz WTA 250. Among other notable weeks, he reached the quarterfinals in Indian Wells and Cincinnati. His 2023 started in eighth place Adelaide 1, quick loss in Adelaide 2end Australian Open, enter the rooms Abu Dhabi and eighth Dubai. In Miami Open eliminated Anna Kalinskaya, Paula Badosa, Elise Mertens and Martina Trevisan.
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. In Miami Open defeated Katherine Sebov, Danielle Collins, Magda Linette and Anastasia Potapova.
Rybakina closes it out in straight sets
Elena Rybakina and Jessica Pegula faced each other in the semi-finals WTA Miami Open.
The start of the match was intense as the American found quick opportunities based on good forehands to break serve. Quickly, the Kazakh steered his course, recovering and showing great presence. In the next game, Jessica took the initiative, felt comfortable attacking with a right hand, and broke again to consolidate. However, Pegula twice for the set and his nerves did not allow it. In the tie, Rybakina collected five points for the lead 7-6(3) and 1h03m.
In the second round, the American decided to reverse the score and the situation with his stamp, presence and great attitude to get 3-0. Although the Kazakh got the break back, the world No. 3 quickly forced his way to more and more advantages. However, from the seventh game onwards, Pegula’s level dropped significantly, to the point where he couldn’t find any more answers. With her fantastic comeback, Rybakina made it four games in a row 7-6(3), 6-4 after 1h54min.