Jessica Pegula eases by Coco Gauff to reach title decider

Jessica Pegula triumphs over Coco Gauff to secure a spot in the WTA Finals championship match in Cancún, Mexico.

The first all-American semi-final at the WTA Finals in nearly two decades, featuring a round-robin format.

Pegula impressively capitalized on her break point opportunities, converting six out of ten, while losing her serve just once during the one-hour match.

She seized an early lead by breaking Gauff's serve in the opening game and added two more breaks to clinch the first set comfortably.

In the second set, Pegula once again started strong with a break to love and held a 2-0 lead before rain paused the match for 14 minutes.

During the rain delay, strong winds wreaked havoc, blowing away Gauff's umbrella.

Play resumed, and Pegula remained in control, securing another break to lead 4-1, even though the match was briefly interrupted by rain again, this time for 13 minutes.

Despite Gauff's efforts to adapt, Pegula's solid baseline play ultimately secured her victory with a second match point.

In the other semi-final, a crucial battle unfolds between Poland's Iga Świątek and Belarusian Aryna Sabalenka, with the year-end world number one ranking potentially on the line.

If Sabalenka wins, she will end the year as the world's top-ranked player, but if Świątek triumphs and takes the title, she could dethrone Sabalenka as the number one player in women's tennis.

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