Jessica Pegula won her first WTA 1000 title at the Guadalajara Open final on Sunday.
Pegula beat her opponent, Maria Sakkari, in straight sets: 6-2, 6-3. According to Reuters, the match only lasted 70 minutes.
Although the match seemed like a piece of cake for Pegula, the path to the final was anything but easy. The no. 3 seed also beat Sloane Stephens and former world no. 1 Victoria Azarenka.
The victory was a proud moment for the 28-year-old.
“In the other finals I lost, I just feel like I was always a part of someone else’s story,” she said according to a tweet from the Women’s Tennis Association. “Today I felt a little bit better. I felt like I’m writing my story.”
Pegula is the daughter of Kim and Terry Pegula, who own the Buffalo Bills. Earlier this year it was widely reported that Kim had suffered a health scare. Pegula dedicated the victory to her mother during the trophy presentation.
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