Jessica PEGULA rolls past Magda LINETTE to reach quarterfinals at Charleston Open

Thursday, 04 April 2024 at 20:33
Jessica Pegula (No. 5) effortlessly cruises past Magda Linette (No. 63) 6-2, 6-2, advancing to the quarterfinals of the Charleston Open. The American wasn't having a great 2024 season, plagued by injuries and early exits in tournaments, but she seems to have regained the level and consistency that propelled her into the top 5.
Pegula faced a tough challenge in the first round against Amanda Anisimova, which was decided in a third-set tie-break 3-6, 6-4, 7-6(3). On the other hand, Magda Linette scored a significant victory in the second round by defeating the 13th seed Dayana Yastremska 0-6, 6-4, 6-3, marking consecutive wins for the first time since October 2023 at the China Open.
The first set left little doubt about Pegula's superiority. After Linette secured her first service game, the local tennis player won five consecutive games, capitalizing on the two break points she had in her favor and comfortably taking a 5-1 lead from her service. Although the Polish player held her serve, she was far from threatening Pegula's serve before the set ended 6-2 for the first seed, who won 84% of service points and 53% of return points.
As the second set began, things continued to favor the American with ease. She capitalized on two out of three opportunities at the start of the set, taking a comfortable 4-0 lead. Linette showed nothing to threaten Pegula's serve, committing constant unforced errors.
The Polish player managed to hold her serve for a couple of games before Pegula closed out an impressive performance with a 6-2, 6-2 victory, securing her spot in the quarterfinals of the Charleston Open. Her next opponent will be the winner of the match between the 12th seed Victoria Azarenka and American Taylor Townsend.

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