American Tennis Stars Jessica Pegula and Tommy Paul Shine in Grass Court Season

Jessica Pegula and Tommy Paul’s victory in the ecotrans Ladies Open in Berlin and the Cinch Championships in Queen’s Club London respectively were notable successes for American tennis during the current grasscourt season.

Jessica Pegula and Tommy Paul’s victory in the ecotrans Ladies Open in Berlin and the Cinch Championships in Queen’s Club London respectively were notable successes for American tennis during the current grasscourt season. In Berlin, Pegula got the victory against Anna Kalinskaya in the title match, while Paul triumphed over Lorenzo Musetti in Queen’s.

Jessica Pegula’s Victory in Berlin

Jessica Pegula's Victory in Berlin
Jessica Pegula

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Pegula’s rib issue had kept her out of action for most of the clay season, including the French Open. She did confirm though, that she would return in time for the grass season. In her comeback, the World No. 5 reached to the second round of the Libema Open before falling to Aleksandra Krunic.

But the 30-year-old showed that she was unstoppable at the ecotrans Ladies Open in Berlin, defeating World No. 2 Coco Gauff, Donna Vekic, and Katerina Siniakova en route to the final. Jessica Pegula won 6-7(0), 6-4, 7-6(3) against Anna Kalinskaya in the final match, earning her first grasscourt title in the process. Pegula also saved five championship points.

Tommy Paul’s Triumph at Queen’s Club

Tommy Paul's Triumph at Queen's Club
Tommy Paul

At the Cinch Championships in Queen’s London Tommy Paul showed his grasscourt skills. After defeating Alejandro Tabilo, Jack Draper, Sebastian Korda, and Sebastian Baez, the 27-year-old advanced to the ATP 500 tournament final.

In the opening set of the final, Tommy Paul easily defeated Lorenzo Musetti winning 6-1. But it was a tiebreak in the second set, which went to the Italian. But in the end, the American prevailed 7–6(8) to secure the greatest victory of his career thus far. With the win, Paul surpasses Taylor Fritz to become the top-ranked American men’s tennis player. Furthermore, it was the first time since Sam Querrey in 2010 that an American player has taken home the trophy at Queen’s Club.

Jessica Pegula’s Wimbledon Aspirations

“I think I had the most confidence going into Wimbledon on the grass court,” said Jessica Pegula following her victory in the ecotrans Ladies Open.

Jessica Pegula attended a press conference following the trophy presentation ceremony in Berlin. She talked about how her title-winning Berlin campaign had given her confidence leading up to the 2024 Wimbledon Championships during the press conference.

“I think I’ve never felt more confident heading into Wimbledon on the grass. I hope that works out too. Being able to endure a few hard matches and lengthy matches, particularly to prepare the body, and coping with numerous weather delays as well,” Pegula said.

That was excellent mental preparation because it’s always conceivable in Wimbledon as well,” she continued.

Pegula’s best result at the Wimbledon Championships to date was in 2023 when she lost to eventual champion Marketa Vondrousova in the quarterfinals. Her next competition is slated to take place at Eastbourne’s Rothesay International.

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