Sakkari Sacks Sabalenka To Reach SFs, Jabeur Over Pegula; Swiatek, Coco Back Thurs.
The WTA Finals semifinal picture grew a little clearer Wednesday in Fort Worth, Texas. Maria Sakkari became the first the make the last four with a 6-2, 6-4 win over Aryna Sabalenka.
Earlier in the day, Guadalajara champions Jessica Pegula fell to 0-2 after going down in three sets to Ons Jabeur 1-6, 6-3, 6-3.
“After the first set, she was playing really well and really fast,” Jabeur said to the Tennis Channel. “The balls were tough, very low – I know she likes to play the balls like that. And I just had to find that click to just change up the rhythm and impose my game.”
Jabeur will meet Sakkari on Friday with the Tunisian needing a win. And Pegula and Sabalenka meet with the loser eliminated and the winner looking for help.
Tomorrow, world No. 1 Iga Swiatek returns to challenge Caroline Garcia and American favorite Coco Gauff takes on Daria Kasatkina. Gauff would be eliminated with a straight set loss.
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