Pegula tops ‘Corea Open’ in her hometown ‘on home turf’
No. 4-ranked Jessica Pegula (USA) has won a Women’s Tennis Association (WTA) Tour title in her mother’s hometown.
Pegula defeated Yuan Yue (128th-ranked China) 2-0 (6-2 6-3) in the singles final of the WTA Tour’s Hana
Bank Korea Open on Friday at the Olympic Park Tennis Courts in Songpa-gu, Seoul.
It was her first title in two months since winning the Canadian Open, a WTA 1000 Series event, in August.
It was the second time this season and the fourth time in her career she has won a WTA Tour event.
Pegula is the daughter of billionaire couple Terry and Kim Pegula. The Pegulas are American
entrepreneurs whose businesses include natural gas, sports, and entertainment. According to a 2021
Bloomberg report, they have a net worth of $7 billion. Pegula’s mother, Kim Pegula, was born in Seoul in
1969 and adopted by the United States in 1974.
After taking the first set easily, Pegula broke her opponent’s serve twice in the second set to take a 3-0
lead in the match.
She then allowed Yuan Yue to close the gap, but with a 4-3 lead, Pegula closed out the match by winning
the next two games.
Meanwhile, the Korea Open, which was a WTA 250 Series event until this year, will be a 500 Series event starting next year. 스포츠토토링크