It was a real duel at the top – Iga ¦wi ± tek She is ranked No. 1 on the WTA list, and Jessica Pegula is in the bottom two. On Friday, for the first time in the United Cup, the Polish woman faced a top-10 opponent. In the group stage, Swiss Belinda Bencic finished 12th on the other side of the field. Together, they have created a show on a very high level. Pegula now also climbed to heights, but this time it was rival Tomasz Wiktorowski who was unable to match him. Pegula played like a machine and defeated the world leader in the rankings 6:2, 6:2.
Iga Świątek could not stand after the defeat to Pegula
The Polish women received the decisive defeat against America very badly. After the match, she sat on the bench and, as she had done in difficult moments before, threw a towel over her head. Only the right side of her face was revealed as she was sitting next to her Agnieszka Radwanska. Consoling Shvetek, the former tennis player could not hold back her feelings and tears appeared on her face.
Pegula – apart from the fact that she gave her team a very valuable point and broke a bad streak in duels from Świątek – also has extra reasons to feel happy. She scored the first victory in her career over the leader of the WTA rating. To date, the highest-ranked tennis player in her table in 2012 was Japan’s Naomi Osaka, then world number two. She confirmed experts’ predictions that she could be Iga Świątek’s most dangerous competitor in the new season.
The United States Nations Cup team is a true dream team. In addition to Pegula, it was co-created by Madison Keys, Taylor Fritz, and Frances Tiafoe – all of them in the top 20 of the world rankings. With this in mind, it must be admitted that placing the Polish national team in the semi-finals against the USA is difficult. The Americans are already leading 2: 0, because apart from Świątek, Kacper Żuk also lost his match (3: 6, 3: 6 with Francis Tiafoe). at night from Friday to Saturday Hubert Hurkach He will play Taylor Fritz A Magda Lynette From Madison Keys. In the final part of the match duel Poland USA’s Iga Schwijk and Hubert Hurkacz play mixed doubles with Jessica Pegula and Taylor Fritz.
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