Ons Jabeur battles again to beat Jessica Pegula at WTA Finals

Published:Mar 10, 202422:49
Ons Jabeur battles again to beat Jessica Pegula at WTA Finals

World quantity two Ons Jabeur overcame a sluggish begin to beat top-ranked American Jessica Pegula 1-6 6-3 6-3 on Wednesday for her first win in spherical robin play on the WTA Finals in Fort Value, Texas.

Pegula got here out firing towards the Tunisian, catching as much as a drop shot in loads of time to ship a backhand winner to snag the 25-minute first set.

However Jabeur got here alive within the second, breaking Pegula when her forehand hit the web wire and landed out of bounds for a 4-3 lead en path to leveling the competition at a set apiece.

Frustration appeared to mount for Pegula within the decider and he or she didn't even try to run down a Jabeur drop shot on break level that gave the Tunisian a 5-3 lead. Jabeur went on to seal the win on an errant backhand from Pegula on match level.

“Within the first set, she was enjoying rather well and actually quick,” Jabeur instructed Tennis Channel.

“The balls have been actually robust, very low, and I do know she likes to play the balls like that. I simply needed to change up the rhythm and impose my recreation greater than her recreation.”

Jabeur, who fell to Aryna Sabalenka in a good three setter in her opening match on Monday, stated the group format didn't afford her time to sulk over the loss.

“I’m used to being depressed for the subsequent two days once I lose however I didn’t have a lot time right here,” Jabeur stated after gathering her forty seventh win of the season.

“The primary match was very shut, that’s what’s most irritating about it... however I saved optimistic.”

A loss would have eradicated the 28-year-old Jabeur from the semifinals as a result of Maria Sakkari beat Aryna Sabalenka 6-2, 6-4 within the late match in a gathering of a gamers who received their openers within the round-robin format.

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Publish date: 2022-11-03 09:14:19
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