American No. 2 Jessica Pegula’s Health Takes a Hit with the Australian Open Looming Large

Published 01/12/2024, 4:31 AM EST

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Jessica Pegula appeared to be in great form, right from the start of the new season. As the tennis star made her way to the semi-finals in Adelaide, the expectations of the fans were experiencing a hike. Recently, a shocking update came forward, placing the American WTA star in a situation of doubt.

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The update of Jessica Pegula’s sudden withdrawal from her semi-final match in Adelaide has currently brought silence among the fans. As the tennis star announced the reason behind the unexpected move, her Australian Open path now stands to be doubtful.

After announcing a shocking withdrawal, Jessica Pegula thanks the tournament at Adelaide

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Amid the engaging action at the Adelaide International Tennis Tournament, Jessica Pegula’s journey to the finals faced an unexpected setback. The American player had to withdraw from her semi-final face-off against Daria Kasatkina due to a bout of GI illness.

Expressing her disappointment in the decision, Jessica Pegula recently posted a tweet, stating, “Unfortunately, I woke up not feeling great. Really wish I could have played tonight. Hope I can be back next year. Thanks to the tournament for a great event.” Her words not only reflected remorse but also gave out a glimpse of an urge to recover quickly.

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This setback raised concerns about Pegula’s upcoming Australian Open dreams. As the tennis star was expected to have a great chance in the tournament, it seems like the situation is going to be tougher than what the fans hoped for.

Pegula’s Australian Open draws narrate a challenging yet achievable story

As the year’s first major tour is setting the stage to welcome players, the event recently gave out the draws for this season. Jessica Pegula, who is currently ranked at No.5, is scheduled to start her journey with a Qualifying match, moving ahead to the major challenges.

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The WTA star who recently announced her withdrawal from the tournament in Adelaide, is projected to face tougher opponents like Lin Zhu(29), Qinwen Zheng(12), and Elina Rybakina(3) in the R3, R4, and quarter-finals respectively. With a challenging draw already in line, fans now eagerly wait to hear words of assurance from the American tennis star.

While Pegula’s decision to withdraw could be based on the desire for a healthy entry at the Australian Open, many questions still remain unanswered.

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Akshay Kapoor

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Born into a family that practically breathes tennis, I spent my early childhood days huddled together with my loved ones, watching the electrifying rallies of the legendary Rafael Nadal. Such a unique experience forged a lifelong love for the sport in me. Before joining EssentiallySports, I honed my skills while working for a regional website, covering a variety of sports.
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