• ‘Emotional management' puts Magda Linette in Australian QF

    3 days ago - By Bésame

    MELBOURNE, Australia - Magda Linette has reached the quarterfinals at a Grand Slam tournament in her 30th appearance. She made it that far Monday at the Australian Open by eliminating No. 4 seed Caroline Garcia in straight sets. Linette credits work on the mental side of the game for this breakthrough. She next will face two-time major finalist Karolina Pliskova. No. 5 seed Aryna Sabalenka and Donna Vekic will meet in another women's quarterfinal on the bottom side of the draw. The two quarterfinals on the top half are No. 3 Jessica Pegula against two-time Australian Open champion Victoria...
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  • Buffalo's Pegula eyes 1st Slam semifinal at Australian Open

    3 days ago - By Bésame

    MELBOURNE, Australia - At the draw ceremony for the season-ending WTA Finals in October, the emcee called Jessica Pegula to the front of the room and asked the 28-year-old American about her championship at an event in Mexico a handful of days earlier.
    He called it the “biggest title” of her career. Pegula politely corrected him: “Biggest title so far,” she said, emphasizing those last two words.
    Pegula chuckled when asked about that exchange during an interview with The Associated Press.
    “I didn't mean to say that, but that's good that I said that,” she said. “So far, that IS my biggest...
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