Jessica Pegula Wins Her Second Title Of 2023 At Korea Open In Seoul

Jessica Pegula Wins Her Second Title Of 2023 At Korea Open In Seoul

by Evita Mueller

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Jessica Pegula finished off the amazing week at the 2023 Korea Open in Seoul with another strong performance to lift the trophy.

Pegula capped off an excellent few weeks in Asia with a superb performance in the Seoul final to lift her 4th career trophy. In the 9th final of her career, Pegula took on Yue Yuan and bested her comfortably in two sets.

It's the second final in a few weeks for the American, but unlike the Japan Open, this time around, she proved victorious. It's not a surprise because Pegula faced a mini version of herself in Yuan and obviously knew exactly what to do to defeat her.

Both of them like to play attacking tennis, but Pegula is far more balanced and consistent with it. There was a very minor chance that Yuan would be able to outhit her for the entire match, and she didn't. The opening set was 6-2 for the American, who dominated in most rallies.

Neither player served that well, which allowed the other to attack them early, and from there, they traded blows, with the Chinese player being usually the first one to falter under the pressure.

Pegula didn't leave much to imagination in the second set either, as she jumped out to an early lead 2-0 and then added another break to make it completely hopeless for Yuan.

It was an unfortunate end for the native player, as the crowd was a bit disappointed, but she's a young player and has a bright future ahead of her.

As far as Pegula goes, she finished it off 6-2 6-3 to win a 4th career trophy, improving her singles finals record to 4-5. A good finish to the season ahead of the final event of the year - the WTA Finals. She hopes to avoid going winless like last year.


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