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Pegula wins Citi Open for first WTA title of her career

The 25-year-old American is ranked 79th in the world.
Credit: AP
Jessica Pegula poses with a trophy after defeating Camila Giorgi, of Italy, in a final match at the Citi Open tennis tournament, Sunday, Aug. 4, 2019, in Washington. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)

WASHINGTON — Jessica Pegula won the first WTA title of her career with a 6-2, 6-2 victory over Camila Giorgi at the Citi Open on Sunday.     

Pegula is a 25-year-old American ranked 79th. Her parents own the NFL's Buffalo Bills and NHL's Buffalo Sabres.     

She had a 4-8 record and hadn't reached the quarterfinals anywhere this season until winning five consecutive matches at Washington's hard-court tournament.     

Pegula recently began working with David Witt, Venus Williams' former coach. 

This was Pegula's second career tour-level final.    

The 62nd-ranked Giorgi, an Italian, was bidding for her third title.    

Raven Klaasen and Michael Venus won the men's doubles trophy, beating Jean-Julien Rojer and Horia Tecau 3-6, 6-3, 10-2.