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Jess Pegula’s Australian Open journey ends after doubles loss

By Tatiana via Wikimedia Creative Commons

Jessica Pegula and CoCo Gauff lost their Australian Open women’s doubles semi-final match on Thursday.

Pegula and Gauff lost in straight sets (6-2, 7-6) to Japanese duo Shuko Aoyama and Ena Shibahara, The Japan Times reports. The first set lasted only 29 minutes but Pegula and Gauff pushed their opponents to a tie-breaker in the second set.

Pegula also made it to the quarter-finals of the women’s singles at the Australian open. She was the third-seed but lost her quarter-final match to veteran player Victoria Azarenka, who was ranked 24th. At the time, she said she was looking forward to continuing her doubles journey with Gauff.

“I think it actually helps that I’m playing doubles tomorrow because I don’t have so much time to sulk around and kind of be in my feelings,” Pegula told reporters after her loss, according to Just Women’s Sports.

Pegula and Guaff will look to prepare for the next tournament.

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