Pegula Set To Be First Player In WTA's History To Face All Top 4 Players At Single Event

Pegula Set To Be First Player In WTA's History To Face All Top 4 Players At Single Event

by Sebastian Dahlman

Something rare happened at this year's WTA Finals, and that's one player facing the Top 4 ranked players at the event for the first time in WTA history post-rankings era.

While at first glance it might seem strange, it truly is that way. Since the establishment of the rankings in 1975, no player ever faced the world number one, two, three, and four in the same event until this year's WTA Finals.

The WTA Finals are obviously the celebrations of tennis. It features the 8 top-ranked players from the current season, which is why it's so prestigious. Sometimes a player gets injured, so there's an alternate, but the premise still stands, it's the top 8 healthiest players available.

This year's event was a very interesting one and will see its conclusion on Monday evening, when Iga Swiatek will battle Jessica Pegula for the title, however, it also marks something that happened for the first time in history.

For the first time ever there will be a player who will meet all top four ranked players at the event, and it's world no. 5, Jessica Pegula.

Pegula started her campaign with a win over Elena Rybakina, who is ranked 4th right now. She then faced Aryna Sabalenka, who is obviously the world no. 1 at the moment.

Then, she faced compatriot Coco Gauff, who is number three right now, and finally, she'll face Iga Swiatek, who is number two on the WTA Tour. It never happened before at the WTA Finals or in WTA history.

This will be the first time a player has faced all top four players at one event. That's one hell of a run for Pegula, who didn't drop a single set en route to the final.

She leads this year's H2H against Swiatek 2-1, so it's not impossible for her to actually win the event. If she does, that's going to be a historic run a well-deserved trophy.


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