(Photo : Clive Brunskill/Getty Images)) CANCUN, MEXICO – NOVEMBER 02: Jessica Pegula of United States returns a shot to Maria Sakkari of Greece throughout day 5 of the GNP Seguros WTA Finals Cancun 2023 a part of the Hologic WTA Tour on November 02, 2023 in Cancun, Mexico.
World quantity 5 American participant Jessica Pegula secured a victory over Greece’s Maria Sakkari within the group phases of the WTA Finals, triumphing in straight units with a rating of 6-3, 6-2 on Thursday, November 3 on the Estadio Paradisus in Cancun, Mexico.
The 29-year-old prolonged her outstanding unbeaten streak within the occasion, reaching a flawless 3-0 file within the year-ending match, in addition to profitable all six units she has performed to this point.
She additionally stretched her general consecutive wins to eight matches, which additionally contains a title win on the Korean Open simply final month.
Pegula’s feat marks a major turnaround from her efficiency in the identical occasion final yr, throughout which she went winless with a 0-3 file within the group phases.
“Getting through 3-0 is really kind of a cool accomplishment especially coming off of last year, where it was the opposite,” Pegula stated after the match.
Pegula’s stellar run on this yr’s match features a resounding 6-4, 6-3 win over world primary Aryna Sabalenka final Tuesday, October 31.
A match to overlook for Maria Sakkari
Meanwhile, Sakkari crashed out of the match with out a win, and she or he dropped six of the seven units she performed all through the occasion.
“That’s not the way I wanted my season to end. I think that physically and mentally, I was paying a toll for how much I traveled and how much I played and how emotional this season was,” the 28-year-old shared.
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