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Pegula overcomes Kostyuk in Western & Southern Open second round

Jessica Pegula treats the home crowd to a three-set win over Marta Kostyuk on Wednesday at the Cincinnati WTA 1000. Pegula dropped the opener but then coasted the rest of the way.

Jessica Pegula Toronto 2022 Jessica Pegula hits a backhand at the National Bank Open in Toronto || Zuma

Jessica Pegula got off to a slow start but ended up powering past Ukraine’s Marta Kostyuk 6-7(5), 6-1, 6-2 during second-round action at the Western & Southern Open on Wednesday afternoon.

The eighth-ranked American awaits either Emma Raducanu or Victoria Azarenka.

Cincinnati WTA 1000, other second-round matches and results:

  • Paula Badosa vs. Ajla Tomljanovic
  • Shelby Rogers vs. Amanda Anisimova
  • Aryna Sabalenka vs. Anna Kalinskaya
  • Veronika Kudermetova vs. Simona Halep
  • Madison Keys vs. Jelena Ostapenko
  • Iga Swiatek vs. Sloane Stephens
  • Elena Rybakina vs. Garbine Muguruza
  • Victoria Azarenka vs. Emma Raducanu: wednesday
  • Karolina Pliskova vs. Elise Mertens: wednesday
  • Marie Bouzkova vs. Alison Riske-Amritraj
  • Shuai Zhang beat Ekaterina Alexandrova: 6-3, 6-4
  • Ons Jabeur (5) beat Catherine McNally (WC): 6-3, 4-6, 7-6(7)
  • Petra Kvitova beat Sorana Cirstea: 6-2, 6-3
  • Caroline Garcia (Q) beat Maria Sakkari (4): 7-6(2), 6-7(6), 6-1
  • Anett Kontaveit (2) beat Tereza Martincova (Q): 3-6, 7-5, 6-4
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