Tennis: Pegula saves 5 match points to beat Kalinskaya in Berlin final

AP , Monday 24 Jun 2024

Jessica Pegula saved five match points before beating Anna Kalinskaya 6-7 (0), 6-4, 7-6 (3) in the final of the Berlin Ladies Open on Sunday.

Jessica Pegula
United States Jessica Pegula, left, poses with the trophy with runner-up Russia s Anna Kalinskaya after their WTA women s tennis final match in Berlin, Sunday, June 23, 2024. AP

“I played some really good tennis this week and I feel like I beat some really good girls, especially on grass,” the American said after her first WTA title this year and fifth of her career. “To be able to gut out a win like that is cool.”

It was also Pegula’s first career title on grass.

Pegula earlier Sunday resumed her suspended semifinal match against top-seeded Coco Gauff to win four of five points and prevail 7-5, 7-6 (2). Rain had interrupted the second-set tiebreaker on Saturday.

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