Jessica Pegula reacts to destroying No. 4 seed Elina Svitolina in Indian Wells

Pegula dropped a total of two games against Svitolina.

by Dzevad Mesic
Jessica Pegula reacts to destroying No. 4 seed Elina Svitolina in Indian Wells

American tennis star Jessica Pegula absolutely destroyed world No. 7 Elina Svitolina in the Indian Wells Masters round-of-16. Pegula, seeded at No. 19, dropped just two games as she handed a 6-1 6-1 loss to fourth-seeded Svitolina to progress into the Indian Wells quarterfinal.

"I think I played really solid with not a lot of errors, was getting a lot of really good depth on my balls, was coming in when I needed to, serving well when I needed to. It was a great day," Pegula said on-court after the match, per the ATP website.

"I think I've just been making a lot of really good decisions in the right moments. That obviously comes with playing a lot of matches, winning and getting confidence... it's just been more belief that I can play at this level.

I think this year, I realized that, and I've been having good results."

Pegula put up a dominant performance

Pegula couldn't ask for a better start to the match as she took an early 5-0 lead. Svitolina served out the sixth game to get on the board but Pegula routinely served out for the opener in the following game.

Pegula then started the second set with a 2-0 lead and had a chance to go up by a double break but Svitolina saved a break point to reduce the deficit to 2-1. However, it was the last game Svitolina won as Pegula finished the match on a four-game winning streak.

Svitolina, who got married to Gael Monfils in July, said the Frenchman is a great support but she speaks with her coach when it comes to tactics. "I have my coach for that. Gael, he’s more like a supporting person for me, for sure.

We chat a lot about tennis,” Svitolina said recently. "But, you know, it goes either way. I also support him. He has his coaching team as well. We’re not really coaching each other. It’s more massive support that we have for each other. That’s pretty much it."

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