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Daughter of NFL, NHL owners advances at Australia Open

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MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — It’s a long way from Buffalo, New York, to the second week of a Grand Slam, which may be why Jessica Pegula’s journey took a while.

The No. 61-ranked Pegula reached the fourth round at the Australian Open by drubbing Kristina Mladenovic 6-2, 6-1 Saturday.

Even Pegula, 26, seemed surprised by her best career showing at a major tournament. She beat two-time Australian champion Victoria Azarenka in the first round, and has dropped a total of four games in the past two rounds.

“I don’t really expect to be playing this good next match,” Pegula said.

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Source:: The Frontier Post


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