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Madrid Open Semifinals LIVE: Jessica Pegula clinches straight set victory against Jil Teichmann to reach Madrid Open final

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Madrid Open Semifinals LIVE: No.12 seed Jessica Pegula of the United States moved into the biggest final of her career at the Mutua Madrid Open, defeating Jil Teichmann of Switzerland 6-3, 6-4 in their late-night semifinal clash. Follow InsideSport.IN for more updates.

Madrid Open Semifinals LIVE: Jessica Pegula clinches straight set victory against Jil Teichmann to reach Madrid Open final

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In a match that extended past midnight local time, Pegula took 1 hour and 21 minutes to ease past 35th-ranked Teichmann in their first meeting. Pegula books a spot in her first WTA 1000 final and her fourth Hologic WTA Tour final overall.

“[Teichmann is] a super tricky lefty,” Pegula said after her win. “It was hard because I felt like I couldn’t get a rhythm, really. Maybe the start of the first set she came out a little nervous and I was able to come out strong, which helped, but it was just tricky today.”

Pegula build an early advantage, putting her a point away from a quick 4-0 lead.

But Teichmann, who had previously not dropped a set in the tournament, held on and pulled back on serve at 3-2. Pegula, though, reclaimed her break lead in the next game, and the American found multiple forehand winners to tough out a service hold in the final game of the set.

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Teichmann again fought back from an early break down in the second set, reaching parity at 4-4. But Pegula prevailed in rallies to break the Swiss once more and serve for the match at 5-4. Pegula stormed back from 0-30 down in that game to clinch her spot in the final.

“For me and Ons…she was ranked [in the seventies] like two years ago, I think I was like the same, so it’s pretty crazy,” said Pegula. “It just shows you, hard work and determination, playing week in and week out, just trying to get better every week, you can get to the top as long as you believe it. So I think it’s great for both of us. It means a lot to me,” said Pegula ahead of her summit clash against Ons Jabeur.

Madrid Open Semifinals LIVE: Jessica Pegula clinches straight set victory against Jil Teichmann to reach Madrid Open final

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