US Open: Jessica Pegula beat Kvitova to reach first quarterfinals

New York, Sep 6 No. 8 seed American Jessica Pegula gained six video games in a row within the second set to beat two-time Wimbledon champion Petra Kvitova in straight units and storm into the ladies’s singles quarterfinals on the Arthur Ashe Stadium right here on Monday.

Down 0-2 within the second set after profitable the first simply. Pegula stormed again to take management of the match and gained six video games in a row of their fourth-round conflict halted as soon as by rain on Monday.

The 28-year-old American gained the match 6-3, 6-2 in a single hour and 13 minutes to make the quarterfinals for the first time within the US Open.

Pegula capitalised on her stable returns — 27/44 factors gained on return (61 p.c) as in contrast to Kvitova who claimed 22/53 factors (42 p.c). She additionally made fewer unforced errors — 13 as in opposition to 24 by Kvitova and gained six of the seven break factors that ame her means whereas Kvitova might handle to win solely two of the six possibilities she bagged. Although Kvitova had 18 winners as in opposition to seven by her American opponent, the 32-year-old from Czech Republic served 5 double faults to none by Pegula.

Pegula, who had reached the quarterfinals each on the Australian Open and at Roland Garros, misplaced within the third spherical at Wimbledon.

Coco Gauff and Caroline Garcia had superior to their first US Open quarterfinals on Sunday.

–IANS

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