Jessica Pegula graciously thanked her partner Austin Krajiceck after the pair lost the mixed doubles final at the U.S. Open on Saturday.
Pegula and Krajiceck faced Harri Heliövaara and Anna Danilina in the final at Arthur Ashe Stadium. They lost in straight sets 6-3, 6-4. After the match, Pegula thanked Krajiceck and joked that she hadn’t been very optimistic at the beginning of the tournament.
“Thank you to Austin for playing with me this week,” Pegula said, according to The Daily Express.
“At least we made it to the final. I wasn’t very nice at the beginning of the tournament with our hopes but we made it all the way here and had some chances today so thanks for always playing with me.”
Pegula played in three competitions at the U.S. Open this year: women’s singles, women’s doubles and mixed doubles. She exited the women’s singles after losing to Madison Keys in the round of 16. Then, she and her women’s doubles partner Coco Gauff lost their quarter-final match.
The 29-year-old is now co-ranked WTA World No.1 doubles player alongside Gauff, according to WTA. She congratulated Gauff on her U.S. Open win Saturday.
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