Australian Open 2023: Jessica Pegula takes down Sasnovich
No.3 seed Jessica Pegula edged Aliaksandra Sasnovich under the roof in Rod Laver Arena to reach Round 3 at the Australian Open 2023.
American Jessica Pegula defeated Aliaksandra Sasnovich at a Grand Slam for the second time in five months to move safely through to the third round of the Australian Open.
Pegula recorded a 6-2, 7-6(5) win in the second round in Melbourne to reach the last 32 for the ninth time in the last 10 majors.
Pegula still handled to close out a straight-sets victory under the Rod Laver Arena roof in 91 minutes after failing to serve out the win earlier at 6-2, 5-4.
Pegula said she was ready for the challenge that World No.38 Sasnovich posed, a player who just missed out on the Top 32 seeds.