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Jessica Pegula ousted in 3rd round at Wimbledon

The Buffalo native had reached the quarterfinals at this year’s Australian Open and French Open. She made it to the third round at Wimbledon for the first time.
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Jessica Pegula of the US returns to Croatia's Petra Martic during their women's third round singles match on day six of the Wimbledon tennis championships in London, Saturday, July 2, 2022. (AP Photo/Alberto Pezzali)

WIMBLEDON, London — Jessica Pegula’s run of quarterfinal appearances at Grand Slam tournaments this year is over after a loss to Petra Martic of Croatia in the third round at Wimbledon.

Martic defeated the eighth-seeded American 6-2, 7-6 (5) on No. 3 Court at the All England Club on Saturday.

The 28-year-old Pegula had reached the quarterfinals at this year’s Australian Open and French Open. She made it to the third round at Wimbledon for the first time.

Martic, who is ranked 80th, has been to the fourth round twice before at Wimbledon. She will next face 17th-seeded Elena Rybakina for a place in the quarterfinals.

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