the american Jessica Pegula (12th seed) and the Tunisian Ons Jabeur (8th) They will play today (not before 4:30 p.m.) the women’s final of the Mutua Madrid Open, in what will be the first WTA 1,000 tournament in the history of either of the two players. “This is crazy for Ons and me, it shows that with hard work and determination, giving it your all every week, you can reach the top”said Pegula, the daughter of billionaire owners of the Buffalo Bills (NFL) and Sabers (NHL).
Kim and Terrence’s daughter reaches the final launched at 28 years old, having dropped a set on his tournament debut against Giorgi and since then, he has won all his meetings in two sets. Along the way, in addition to the Italian, he has left Kanepi, Andreescu, Sorribes and Teichmann, showing great solvency with his service in all his matches. The now number 13 in the ranking is already virtually number 11, and winning today would go up to 9th placethis being the first time in her career that Pegula would be in the top-10 (from which she would remove Garbiñe).
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Jabeur, for his part, can make history by becoming the first African champion of a tournament of this category. She is already the first African woman to break into the top 10 in the world (right now she is 8th and winning would be 7th), and today’s would be the most important title of her career. To get to the end, Jabeur has shown a very solid tennis in Madrid, having ousted favorites like Bencic or, especially, a Halep who was launched.
Both players have a single title in their showcases: Jabeur won at Birmingham in 2021, and Pegula at Washington in 2019, both in the 250 class. The direct confrontation between the players is 2-2, and the American won the first two, in 2018 and 2021, but Jabeur has equalized the balance with the last victory being in the round of 16 in Dubai in this same year. Everything is set for Jabeur and Pegula to fight for the most important victory of their careers.