Simona Halep wins against Jessica Pegula 2-6 6-3 6-4 in the semifinal in Toronto on Saturday. Halep will face off with Beatriz Haddad Maia in the final. The battle lasted 2 hours and 12 minutes. The Romanian won this tournament twice in 2016 and 2018. Here you can see her history at this event.
Highlights Simona Halep vs. Jessica Pegula National Bank Open – Toronto
Stats: aces, double faults, breaks, winners
At the end of the match, the Romanian scored 95 points vs. Pegula’s 92.
Simona won this match even if she had some problems converting her break points since she converted only 38% (5/13) of the procured opportunities.
On the other side, Jessica had some problems converting her break points (only 29% – 5/17). That was one of the key issues for her demise.
After this match, the head to head between Halep and Pegula is 1-0 for Simona.
Draw and next match H2H: Simona Halep vs. Beatriz Haddad Maia – stats
Halep will come up against Haddad Maia in the final.
The last time that they competed against each other, Haddad Maia won 6-3 2-6 6-4 in the semifinal in Birmingham back in June 2022.
Live score progression and stats
Jessica in this set stepped up in a great fashion to overplay the Romanian and without too much hustling she won 6-2 after breaking the Romanian in the 3rd (2-1) and in the 5th (4-1) game.
A defining moment of this set was when Jessica won 5 consecutive games in the 1st set so as to bring the scoreline from 0-1 to 5-1.
They played 52 points. Pegula was the winner of the set after clinching 16 points more than the Romanian (34-18). The American conceded 9 points on serve (18-9). On the losing side, Simona conceded 16 points on serve (9-16).
Halep had a strong start of this set after breaking Jessica Pegula in the 2nd game (2-0). Nonetheless, there was more work to do for Halep to win the set since the American managed to break back in the 3rd (1-2) game. Simona maintained her cool to break Pegula in the 4th (3-1) game before winning the set (6-3).
Simona converted 66% of her break points (2/3). She had 3 break points opportunities in the 2nd (1-0 15-40) and the 4th game (2-1 0-40 and 15-40). Also, on the other side, the American converted 14% of her break points (1/7). She had her opportunities in the 1st (0-0 15-40 and 30-40), the 3rd (0-2 15-40) and the 7th game (2-4 15-40, 30-40, 40-A and 40-A).
They played 59 points. Simona conquered the set after winning 9 more points than Pegula (34-25). The Romanian dropped 15 points on serve (22-15). In addition, on the other side, Pegula conceded 12 points on serve (10-12).
Halep had a head start at the beginning of the set to break Jessica Pegula in the 1st game (1-0). Notwithstanding, that was not enough for the Romanian to win the set since Pegula found the way to break back in the 2nd (1-1) and in the 8th (3-5) game. The Romanian kept her cool to break Jessica in the 5th (3-2) and in the 7th (5-2) game before conquering the set (6-4).
The Romanian failed to serve out the set when leading 5-2 to be broken at 15.
Certainly, a key moment was when Halep won 4 consecutive games in the 3rd set to change the score from 1-2 to 5-2.
Simona converted 42% of her break points (3/7). She had 7 break points opportunities in the 1st (0-0 40-A), the 3rd (1-1 30-40), the 5th (2-2 0-40), the 6th (4-2 0-40 and 15-40) and the 9th game (5-3 15-40 and 30-40). In addition on the other side, Pegula converted 28% of her break points (2/7). She had her opportunities in the 1st (0-0 30-40 and 40-A), the 4th (2-1 0-40, 15-40, 30-40 and 40-A) and the 8th game (2-5 15-40).
They contested 74 points. Halep won 6 more points than the American (40-34). Simona surrendered 19 points on serve (20-19). On the losing side, Jessica conceded 20 points on serve (15-20).
Tennis Scores in Toronto
- Simona HalepHalep – Jessica PegulaPegula (2-6 6-3 6-4) – Stats and score progression
- Beatriz Haddad MaiaHaddad Maia – Karolina PliskovaPliskova (6-4 7-67) – Stats and score progression
- Beatriz Haddad MaiaHaddad Maia – Simona HalepHalep (1-2) – H2H details and stats