Australian Open 2023: Jessica Pegula takes down Sasnovich

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.

Australian Open 2023: Jessica Pegula takes down Sasnovich
Australian Open 2023: Jessica Pegula takes down Sasnovich
Australian Open 2023: Jessica Pegula takes down Sasnovich

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.

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