Jessica Pegula is the first finalist of the WTA 1000 in Montreal. The American defeated the No. 1 in the ranking, Iga Swiatek, with the final score of 6-2 6-7 (4) 6-4. The US tennis player took advantage of the many mistakes made by the Pole, who seems convoluted from what was shown up to the Roland Garros.
Pegula reaches her third 1000 Final in her career, and awaits the next opponent from the match between the Russian Liudmilla Samsonova and the Kazakh Elena Rybakina.In the first four games, it came two breaks each side, but the American changes pace from the fifth game, when she too finds the same efficiency from the serve as from the return.
The set ended 6-2 for the US. In general, in the first set both players struggle to make an impact with their serve.In the second set, Pegula in this waltz of lost rounds has the chance to go and close the match, ahead 5-4, but her tension blocks her again and it is the tie-break that decides everything.
In this case it is Swiatek’s greater coldness that makes the difference, with the 7-4 smiling at her.In the third set Pegula seems to pay the psychological repercussions of what happened by going down by a break both in the first and in the fifth game.
The Pole, however, loses her tennis in the decisive moment of the match, badly losing the serving rounds of the eighth and tenth game.Below the Highlighs:
Iga’s words after the defeat
Aftr the defeat, the Pole world No.1 tried to explain the defeat: “I have to review the match and analyze the challenge, surely she deserves credit because she fought on every point.
It was a very difficult challenge. What did I do wrong? I certainly made too many mistakes and that made the difference. Right now I still don’t know the challenge, we just finished playing and I don’t know. But this can happen. I tried to be aggressive throughout the match, but in some moments I didn’t make good decisions. That’s all”