Tennis star switch up: Jessica Pegula to team up with Coco Gauff at Wimbledon

Wednesday, 03 July 2024 at 10:59
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America’s tennis star Jessica Pegula has revealed that her partner Coco Gauff has kept her word about playing the doubles category at Wimbledon. The third Grand Slam of the year is already underway where players from all over the world are participating to showcase their talent at the highest level.
In the doubles category, one pair that will start the contest as a favourite will be Pegula and Gauff. Interestingly, the 20-year-old changed her doubles partner despite winning the French Open in the doubles category while teaming up with Katerina Siniakova as they defeated the Italian pair of Sara Errani and Jasmine Paolini in straight sets with a score of 7-6, 6-3.
Pegula, who has played with Gauff in the doubles category in the past, was recently quoted in a report where she explained that the current world number two in the singles category kept her word.
"Luckily I think I asked her [Gauff] like before that. I already like had it locked down,” she said. "Yeah, yeah. She did yeah. So that's nice. But hopefully we can maybe get some momentum here [Wimbledon]. I know it's not clay but at least for the Olympics. It's nice, obviously her getting a doubles Slam is really cool and then hopefully you know we seem to play well the doubles. So for the Olympics, I think it'll be fun.”
It will be interesting to see how both players will play in the ongoing mega-event where they are also playing in the singles category. Gauff has already booked her place in the second round after beating Caroline Dolehide in straight sets with a score of 6-1, 6-2. She will now face Anca Todoni in the round of 64.
On the other hand, Pegula also booked her place in the round of 64 after beating Ashlyn Krueger in straight sets with a score of 6-2, 6-0. She will now face China’s Wang Xinyu in the second round tie on Thursday.

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