Half-Korean Jessica Pegula seals second WTA title of 2023 with straight sets win over Yue Yuan at Korea Open

It is a second title of the season for Jessica Pegula who has won the Hana Bank Korea Open in Seoul to cap off another superb week from the American.

Playing a WTA 250 is usually not on the calendar for most top names due to new rules about playing them and also at the moment with the WTA Finals, but being half Korean due to her mother being born in the country, Pegula did it also for those reasons.

It paid off with a 6-2, 6-3 win over Yue Yuan who hit back-to-back double faults in the last two points to hand her the title.

The opening set saw Pegula dominate the rallies and while neither player served that well, it was the former with her experience that pounced when Yuan faltered under pressure.

Pegula jumped out into a 2-0 lead in the second set and sealed another break to make it academic. She sealed the win from there and now heads to Cancun hoping not to be winless like she was last year.

Also it gets a poor end to the summer out of her system which saw her falter at likely her best chance to seal the US Open title which instead went to her doubles partner, Coco Gauff.

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