Coco Gauff and Jessica Pegula qualified for the quarterfinals in the women's doubles draw, at the Roland Garros 2023. The two US stars beat the doubles formed by the Ukrainian Marta Kostyuk and the Romanian Elena Ruse in three sets, with the final score by 6-7(4) 6-4 6-2.
Despite the victory, the two American tennis players were the protagonists of a fun moment on the court. During a rally, the two found themselves hitting the ball at the same time, crossing their rackets. After the match, Pegula joked on Twitter, reposting the video of the funny moment and writing: "This is honestly improvement from our usual communication skills!"
Coco Gauff & Jessica Pegula trying to hit the same ball in their doubles match at Roland Garros.
How does this video look so chaotic but so peaceful at the same time? 😂
pic.twitter.com/ZIniExyoE6 — The Tennis Letter (@TheTennisLetter) June 4, 2023
Jessica Pegula wants to win a Grand Slam
The American tennis player number three in the world ranking won her first WTA title last season in Gaudalajara, and now she wants to lift much more important trophies.
In a recent interview with tennis.tv, she explained: "I think I've reached a point where my goals have changed: now that I'm going far in the Grand Slams, I want to win one. The same goes for the WTA 1000 and for all the big events.
I want to do better, start winning. I don't think I would be disappointed if I didn't win a Grand Slam, but my goals and my belief that I can win one has increased." On doubles and singles, she said: "It seems like I've grown a lot over the last couple of years.
I feel like I'm giving myself chances every week. That's the goal, both in singles and doubles. I play both because I want to win. " For Pegula, the important thing is balance: "There are moments when you feel a little overwhelmed, but it's all about being able to find a good balance and enjoying what you're doing, and I feel like I always enjoy it, even if these are things I don't feel like doing.
I always find something good. You always have to find a balance, learn to say no to certain things because they may not be a priority for your time or career. Make time for yourself, it's very important."
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