Jessica Pegula finally managed to win her first WTA 1000 title after overcoming Greece’s Maria Sakkari in the Guadalajara Open final.
The American needed just 74 minutes to beat the Greek 6-2 6-3 who had to complete her 7-5 6-4 win over Bouzkova earlier on the same day to set up a meeting with Pegula.
Sakkari’s 3-1 head-to-head lead coming into the contest mattered little against the battle-tested Pegula who won 16 of the 19 points from 2-2 onwards and raced through the first set without facing a break point.
The onslaught did not relent in the second set with Pegula breaking her opponent twice en route to a commanding 5-2 lead before the Greek managed her first break of the game. It failed to change the context of the game as Pegula sealed the contest on the very first championship point.
The Guadalajara Open seems to be a just reward for Jessica Pegula who had to beat some noteworthy names on her way to the final.
Since the start of 2021, She has also won more matches at WTA 1000 events than any other player on tour with her latest win being her 39th over the last two seasons.
She will now lace up her boots for the WTA Finals which will be her first appearance in her career.