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Jannik Sinner,Jessica Pegula Win Titles With Straight-set Victories At Canadian Open

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Jannik Sinner,Jessica Pegula Win Titles With Straight-set Victories At Canadian Open

Jannik Sinner and Jessica Pegula both won the Canadian Open final in a row.

The Italian Sinner, 21, beat Alex de Minaur 6-4 6-1 in 90 minutes in Toronto, breaking the 24-year-old Australian’s serve five times.

American Pegula won the final in Montreal, beating Russia’s Lyudmila Samsonova to win 6-0, 6-1 in just 49 minutes.

This is the 29-year-old’s second WTA 1000 title for the world’s third-ranked player.

World number 18 Samsonova faced a tough task to win the final after she finished playing little more than two hours earlier in her rain-delayed semi-final against third seed Elena Rybakina, which she won 1-6 6-1 6-2.

The victory caps off a strong week for Pegula, who beat world number one Iga Swiatek in the semi-finals

“Beating Coco [Gauff in the quarter-finals] and Iga were two really tough wins back-to-back,” Pegula said.

“Being able to do that and then just come out today and play a really clean match was kind of great.

“I felt like I didn’t have a ton of pressure at any point or I wasn’t worried too much today.”

In winning her first title of the year, Pegula has become the first American to lift the Canadian Open trophy since Serena Williams in 2013.

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Sinner and De Minaur have played on five occasions and the Italian has won every match.

“It means a lot. It is a great result. This result makes us feel good, stronger and hungry to work even harder in the future,” Sinner said.

It is Sinner’s first victory in an ATP Masters 1,000 final, having lost his previous two in Miami in 2021 and 2023.

He added: “I am proud how I handled the situation. Every opponent here is tough to play against. I felt the pressure, but I think I handled it very well.”

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