‘It will be a tough match’ – Pegula awaits Garcia after beating Raducanu

Jessica Pegula continued to play sensational tennis in Cincinnati beating Emma Raducanu in straight sets 7-5 6-4.

It was a tricky game for Jessica Pegula who narrowly missed the final in Toronto against champion Simona Halep. The American bounced back well in Cincinnati as he booked another quarter-final. It comes after a win over Emma Raducanu where Pegula got to experience all the Briton had to offer. Even before the match, Pegula was very impressed with Raducanu:

“I mean, having to beat Serena and Vika is definitely not easy, no matter how well they played or Serena didn’t do as well, whatever. I think dealing with the moment like that is really difficult. For her, she’s had success before, but for her to handle this, I think it’s really hard no matter what. I don’t care what you say or how you play or anything. Beating these two girls back to back is tough.

Next up for Pegula is Caroline Garcia, a player who has played incredible tennis with the spotlight away from her. Garcia has been in tears since Bad Homburg going 23-4 since then with two trophies. Pegula knows what to expect:

“I think she’s someone nobody really wants to play, because she hits the ball really hard, serves really well, super powerful. Has big groundstrokes and sometimes takes the racket out of your hands. Difficult to play when you can’ I don’t have a rhythm. She’s done really well the last few months, which is nice to see because obviously she’s been at the top of the game for a while too.

And added:

“Yeah, a tougher game than I think people will talk about or give credit for, but she played really well. It’s going to be a tough game.”

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