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Canadian Open: Jessica Pegula overpowers Liudmila Samsonova to seize second WTA 1000 title

Montreal [Canada], August 14 (ANI): The World No.3 Jessica Pegula claimed her third profession title and second WTA 1000 crown after overpowering No.18 Liudmila Samsonova 6-1, 6-0 within the closing of the Canadian Open.

Pegula defeated Samsonova within the closing to seize her third profession title and first of the season.

“We’re out on tour to win tournaments and to win titles every single week, but tennis can be really tough where you sometimes lose a lot. Even when you’re winning a lot of matches, you’re still not winning tournaments, so it can get tough,” Pegula was quoted as saying by WTA.

“Winning a week like this week makes it all worth it and makes you want to keep going for more. I’ll be right back at it tomorrow in Cincinnati,” she added.

Pegula’s conquer Samsonova completed off a incredible week for the world’s primary. After cruising by means of the primary two rounds with straight-set victories over Yulia Putintseva and Jasmine Paolini, Pegula defeated her doubles associate and World No.7 Coco Gauff within the quarterfinals earlier than defeating World No.1 Iga Swiatek within the semifinals.

“Beating Coco and beating Iga were two really tough wins back-to-back, and being able to do that and then just come out today and play a really clean match was kind of great. I felt like I didn’t have a ton of pressure at any point or I wasn’t worried too much today,” Pegula stated.

Samsonova had spent practically 10 hours on the courtroom previous to the ultimate. Earlier within the day, the 24-year-old rallied from a set right down to beat No.4 Elena Rybakina 1-6, 6-1, 6-2 in a rain-delayed semifinal.

“I know obviously physically she wasn’t feeling her best, but at the same time, I played a really clean match. I don’t really think I made any unforced errors or anything. I played kind of a perfect match,” Pegula stated.

“I feel like I did enough to where, yeah, I could just play freely, and I kept trying to get the break and just hold for as long as I could until I won the match. It was a good day,” stated the American participant.

Meanwhile, Shuko Aoyama and Ena Shibahara saved two match factors to defeat No.5 seeds Desirae Krawczyk and Demi Schuurs 6-4, 4-6, [13-11] to seize the doubles title. The dramatic win rounded off a triumphant double-duty day for the Japanese mixture, who had beforehand upset Latisha Chan and Yang Zhaoxuan within the postponed doubles quarterfinal. (ANI)