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KOREAN PEGULA DEFEATS NO. 1 CIVION TECH TO REACH CANADIAN OPEN TENNIS FINAL

Jessica Pegula (#3-USA) defeated world No. 1 Iga Szibiontek (POL) to reach the final of the Women’s Tennis Association (WTA) Tour Canada Open ($2,788,468 prize fund).Pegula defeated Cibionte 2-1 (6-2 6-7<4-7> 6-4) in a two-and-a-half-hour singles semifinal on day six of the tournament in Montreal, Canada, on Wednesday. Pegula will attempt to win her third career tour event singles title against the winner of the Elena Rybakina (No. 4-Kazakhstan)-Ludmila Samsonova (No. 18-Russia) match .If she wins this event, it will be her second consecutive WTA 1000 Series event singles title, following her victory in Guadalajara last year .The WTA 1000 Series is a tier just below the four major tournaments, with nine events a year. In her head-to-head record against Civion Tech, she is 3-5.Pegula is the daughter of Kim Pegula, who was born in South Korea and adopted by the United States. She is known as the “daughter of a billionaire” because she and her father, Terry Pegula, have amassed a fortune of more than 7 trillion won in natural gas, real estate, sports, and entertainment businesses .The loss saw her win streak come to an end at eight matches, having just won her fourth singles title of the year at the Warsaw Open .In the second-set tiebreaker of the day’s hotly contested match, a mistake by the organizers 카지노사이트 caused the rousing country song “Cotton I Joe” to suddenly play, baffling both players and the crowd. With Pegula leading 4-3, the music played as the two players were exchanging shots. The umpire waved the play off and said, “Thanks, sound crew,” which made the booing fans laugh. The two players resumed play without protest. At the men’s ATP Canadian Open ($6.6 million purse) in Toronto, Alex Diminor (No. 18 AUS) reached the final with a 2-0 (6-1 6-3) victory over Alejandro Davydovic Fokina (No. 37 SPN). He will play the winner of the Tommy Paul (No. 14-USA)-Janik Cinnere (No. 8-Italy) match in the final.

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