WTA roundup: Jessica Pegula rallies in Adelaide

League: Tennis

Posted on: 10 Jan, 2024 at 04:13 PM

Credit: Taya Gray / USA TODAY NETWORK

No. 2 seed Jessica Pegula rallied past fellow American Bernarda Pera 4-6, 6-2, 6-3 on Wednesday to reach the Adelaide International quarterfinals in Australia.

Pegula saved 10 of 13 break points and broke Pera's serve five times in the final two sets to set up a meeting with Russia's Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova, a three-set winner against Czech Katerina Siniakova.

Top seed Elena Rybakina of Kazakhstan defeated Spain's Cristina Bucsa 6-3, 7-5 and No. 6 Jelena Ostapenko of Latvia outlasted France's Caroline Garcia 6-4, 5-7, 6-4. Ekaterina Alexandrova of Russia ousted No. 8 seed and countrywoman Veronika Kudermetova 6-4, 6-4. Ukraine's Marta Kostyuk and Germany's Laura Siegemund also moved into the final eight.

Hobart International

Three of the top six seeds moved into the quarterfinals and three others were sent packing in an action-packed day in Hobart, Australia.

No. 1 seed Elise Mertens of Belgium breezed to a 6-2, 6-3 win over Slovakia's Anna-Karolina Schmiedlova. No. 2 Emma Navarro defeated Poland's Magdalena Frech 6-3, 6-3, and No. 3 Lin Zhu of China overcame Caroline Dolehide 5-7, 6-3, 6-4.

In an all-Chinese clash, Yue Yuan eliminated No. 4 Xinyu Wang 7-5, 6-3. Kazakhstan's Yulia Putintseva took out No. 5 Marie Bouzkova of the Czech Republic 6-4, 1-6, 6-3, and Australia's Daria Saville eliminated No. 6 Sofia Kenin 7-6 (3), 6-1.

--Field Level Media