22 Seed Jennifer Brady eliminated American colleague and good friend Jessica Pegula to qualify for the semi-finals at the Australian Open
Brady, who only lost serve twice in the tournament before the game, was overtaken in the first set before turning the game upside down and recording a 4-6 6-2 6-1 win
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The defeat ended a dream run for the not seeded Pegula, who recorded the best Grand Slam performance of her career Her best so far was an exit from the third round at last year’s US Open
After Brady dropped the first set, he managed to pull it together in the second set, forcing Pegula to play more from the baseline after dominating the net in the first set
Pegula’s serve crashed in the third set with double mistakes that seriously injured her in crucial moments
In contrast, Brady gained confidence as the game progressed and played her best tennis when she needed it most
After playing the last set back and forth, Brady won the next six straight games to win the match and book her first semi-final at a Grand Slam
“I felt the pressure from her at the beginning of the game,” said Brady after the win
“As soon as you give her a short ball, run from side to side I felt like I was doing a little too much of this to tell myself that maybe I had to change something, maybe try to add more spin to it play
While Brady in the semifinals against Karolina Muchova (25) starts, Pegula leaves the tournament after baffling the fans on and off the pitch, I’m sure she will skyrocket after her performance
Pegula came to the tournament virtually unknown to Australian tennis fans, but her family name is synonymous with success in the US
Her parents, Kim and Terry, built their fortunes in oil and gas, beating Donald Trump and rocker Jon Bon Jovi to buy the Buffalo Bills to the NFL franchise while they were also the NHL side of the Buffalo Sabers The family fortune is estimated at $ 5 billion
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