This season, Pegula qualified for the quarter-finals of the Australian Open (Australia/Melbourne, hard court, Grand Slam) in January and the French Open (France/Paris, clay, Grand Slam) in June. In this year’s tournament, he defeated V. Gorbic (Switzerland) ranked 89th in the world in the first round, A. Sasunovich (ranked 32nd in the world) in the second round and Yu Yuan (China) ranked 142nd in the third round. . In the first set of the day, Pegula broke first in game one, but immediately allowed a breakback in game two. Still, he managed to win 4 games in a row starting from game 6 and took the lead in 43 minutes. In the second set, he scored a point with an 83% chance of winning the first serve. He took three breaks in the second leg and won in 1 hour and 13 minutes. “I’m always nervous because Petra[Kvitova]can hit winners from anywhere and she’s playing really well,” Pegula said in her post-match press conference. But I’m very happy that I was able to continue the match without being frustrated. .I think that I was able to come back well and serve well when I needed to.” Winner Pegula will face No. 1 seed I. Swiontek (Poland) in the quarter-finals. In the 4th round, Swiontek defeated J. Niemeyer (Germany), ranked 108th in the world, 2-6, 6-4, 6-0.