Jessica Pegula won't defend Guadalajara Open Akron title, asks fans to send her name bracelets

Thursday, 14 September 2023 at 09:45
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America’s tennis star Jessica Pegula has been ruled out of the upcoming WTA 1000 Guadalajara Open.
The tournament is set to be played from September 17 to 23 in Guadalajara, Mexico.
Pegula, who was set to defend her title this year, announced in a post on the social media platform Instagram, announced that she will skip this year’s competition.
“I am sorry to be missing this year after so many great memories last year,” wrote the current world number five.
Pegula defeated Greece’s Maria Sakkari in the final of the competition last year in straight sets with a score of 6-2, 6-3 to lift the title.
The 29-year-old is coming on the back a mixed US Open 2023. She had a disappointing outing in the singles category where she was knocked out of the round of 16 after losing to fellow American Madison Keys in straight sets with a score of 6-1, 6-3.
In the doubles category with Coco Gauff, Pegula was defeated in the quarterfinal by Taiwan’s Hsieh Su-wei and China’s Wang Xinyu with a score of 7-6, 3-6, 6-4.
In the mixed doubles category, Pegula went all the way to the final of the competition where she along with her partner Austin Krajicek suffered a defeat to Kazakhstan’s Anna Danilina and Finland’s Harri Heliovaara in straight sets with a score of 6-3, 6-4.

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