Score, report, and key facts
Pegula was pretty sharp at the beginning of the set after breaking Williams in the 1st game (1-0). However, Serena was not done to come back to break Jessica in the 6th (3-3) and in the 8th (5-3) game before winning the set (6-3).
Pegula had no answers in the last 5 games of the set (from 1-3 to 6-3).
Both players managed to hold their serve for the entire set. The only difference was just 1 break that Williams conquered in the 3rd game (2-1) before winning the set (6-4).
Williams was unable to break Jessica in the 1st game when she had 3 consecutive chances (0-40).
At the end of the match, Serena scored 82 points vs. Jessica’s 64 points.
Serena won this match even if she wasn’t that great in converting her break points as she converted only 20% (3/15). On the other side, Jessica wasn’t that great in converting her break points (only 20% – 1/5). That was one of the key issues for her demise.
After this encounter, the head to head between Williams and Pegula is 1-0 for Serena.
Highlights Serena Williams vs. Jessica Pegula ASB Classic – Auckland
After the match, Serena commented “It feels good. It’s been a long time. think you can see the relief on my face. “I played an incredible opponent today in Jessica, and honestly, it was a great match, and I couldn’t have played anyone better in the final.”
Serena Williams in Auckland
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Tennis Scores in Auckland
- Serena WilliamsWilliams – Jessica PegulaPegula (6-3 6-4) – See score progression