Parmentier Puts Down Qualifier Pegula for WTA Quebec City Crown
Two WTA tournaments this week produced two 30+ winners as Pauline Parmentier beat American qualifier Jessica Pegula 7-5, 6-2 for the title on Sunday at the Coupe Banque Nationale presentee par IGA in Quebec City, Canada.
The 32-year-old No. 8-seeded Frenchwoman won her second WTA title of the year after Istanbul, the first time she has won multiple titles in a season.
It was her fourth career title and she improved to a perfect 4-0 in career finals. Also this week 32-year-old Hsieh Su-Wei won the Hana-Cupid Japan Women’s Open, improving to 3-0 in career finals.
Parmentier entered the week at No. 69 on the WTA rankings. The 24-year-old qualifier Pegula entered the week at No. 227 and was appearing in her first WTA final.
In the first set Pegula broke for a 3-1 lead she could not hold, at 5-5 dropping serve, then watching as Parmentier served it out after trailing 0-30. In the second set the Frenchwoman broke in the first game and led 5-1 before closing it out 6-2.
In the semifinals Parmentier edged unseeded Heather Watson 5-7, 6-3, 7-6(5), and Pegula put down fellow American and No. 5 seed Sofia Kenin 4-6, 6-2, 6-4.
Parmentier reached a career-high ranking of No. 40 in 2008.
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