Posted on May 13, 2021 at 11:52 a.m.
In the aftermath of her success in opposition to Naomi Osaka, Jessica Pegula opened the doorways to the quarter-finals of the WTA event in Rome, as did Cori Gauff, who knocked down quantity 7 seed Aryna Sabalenka.
Aryna Sabalenka is not going to go to Rome. Victorious final Saturday of the WTA event in Madrid, the Belarusian stops within the spherical of 16 within the Italian capital. Blame it on Cori Gauff who was capable of begin the encounter with the break from the primary recreation. However, the world quantity 4 was capable of come again to 4 video games all over the place however the American, managing to win the final 4 video games, led the race on this assembly. It was even she who, after 4 video games effectively led by every of the 2 gamers, obtained the primary two break factors of the second spherical. A set that ended with a collection of 4 video games gained consecutively by Cori Gauff who qualifies with out a shot for the quarter-finals (7-5, 6-3 in 1h30 ‘) however the march may very well be increased for the final 4 since the #1 seed Ashleigh Barty, who faces Veronika Kudermetova, may very well be his opponent.
Pegula does not cease!
Jessica Pegula is on her personal. Tombeuse this Wednesday of the world quantity 2 Naomi Osaka, The American prepares to play her first quarterfinal on clay. The thirty first participant on the planet has, in truth, overcome Ekaterina Alexandrova in two units. Breaking from the beginning, Jessica Pegula was capable of reply and win 5 consecutive video games to place herself able to serve to win the primary spherical. But the latter then trembled and allowed the Russian to scale back her delay. Coming to her senses, the American lastly concluded the set on the placing into play of her opponent. Taking benefit of her momentum, Jessica Pegula broke within the second recreation of the second set earlier than being taken in a streak of three consecutive service video games, which allowed Ekaterina Alexandrova to return again to peak. It was lastly on the service of her opponent that Jessica Pegula concluded the assembly (6-2, 6-4 in 1h13 ‘). Nadia Podoroska or Petra Martic shall be his opponent within the quarterfinals.
ROME (Italy, WTA 1000, clay, € 1,508,956)
Title holder: Simona Halep (ROU)
Round of 16
Barty (AUS, n ° 1) – Kudermetova (RUS)
Gauff (USA) beats Sabalenka (BIE, n ° 7): 7-5, 6-3
Krejcikova (RTC) – Swiatek (POL, n ° 15)
Muguruza (ESP, n ° 12) – Svitolina (UKR, n ° 5)
Ka.Pliskova (RTC, n ° 9) – Zvonareva (RUS, Q)
Ostapenko (LET) – Kerber (ALL)
Podoroska (ARG) – Martic (CRO)
Pegula (USA) beats Alexandrova (RUS): 6-2, 6-4