Petra Martic presented a surprise at Wimbledon 2022. The Croatian tennis player, the eighth seed, defeated American Jessica Pegula. Kazaszka Jelena Rybakina, who stopped 19-year-old Qinwen Zheng, is still in competition.
PAP / EPA / NEIL HALL / Pictured: Petra Martic
Jessica Pegula (WTA 9) has played in the quarterfinals of the Australian Open and Roland Garros this year. At Wimbledon, for the first time in her career, she was promoted to the third round. More cannot be achieved. On Saturday, the American lost 2:6, 6:7 (5) to Petra Martic (WTA 80).
In the first set, the Croatian scored two slides and jumped back to 4:0. She quietly maintained her big advantage. In the second game, Pegula went in pursuit and came out 1:3 in 5:4. In the tenth game, she had a set ball, but a tiebreaker ultimately decided the fate of the group. In it, the American tied 5-5 from 2-5, but lost another two points.
In 87 minutes, Martic scored 34 out of 40 points on her first pass and 16 out of 21 on the net. You returned 2 of your 3 break points and used all 3 breakout opportunities. The Croatian attempted 20 hits with 17 unforced errors. Peguli has 19 straight wins and 21 fouls.
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For the 31-year-old Martic, this is the 42nd performance at a Grand Slam, and the 10th at Wimbledon. In London, she was promoted to the fourth round for the third time (2017, 2019). The Croatian will fight for her second Grand Slam quarter-final, after Roland Garros 2019. In the standings, she placed 19th. On Saturday, she scored her sixth victory over the top 10 tennis players and her second this year. In Rome, I dealt with the Estonian Annette Kontaveit.
Another contender for Martic is Jelena Rybakina (WTA 23), who won 7:6 (4), 7:5 Kenwyn Cheng (WTA 52). The meeting was very emotional. In the first set, the Chinese tied 4:4 with 1:4. She had two chances for a breakthrough at 6:5, but the end was for Casasca. In the second match, Rybakin returned from 0:2. From 4:5 she won three more matches, losing only two points.
In a match of 1 hour and 50 minutes, Rybakina fired 10 aces and Zheng made 10 double faults. Kazaszka broke six of her eight break points and traded three out of four for a break. She has 12 balls won straight after 25 fouls. The Chinese women had 19 direct wins and 36 fouls.
19-year-old Cheng has been a muse for Roland Garros this year. She reached the finals 1/8 and broke the set with Iga Świątek. Her debut was in Paris and she is now playing for the first time at Wimbledon. She made her premiere at a Grand Slam event in January at the Australian Open. Rybakina faired her best result in London last year. He will fight for his second Grand Slam quarter-final, after Roland Garros 2021.
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Women’s Singles Match Round 3:
Jelena Rybakina (Kazakhstan 17) B Kenwen Zheng (China) 7-6 (4) 7-5
Petra Martic (Croatia) beat Jesica Pegula (US8), 6-2, 7-6 (5).
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