Opponents Resign, Pegula and Cerundolo to Miami Open Semifinals


JESSICA Pegula and Francisco Cerundolo advanced to the semifinals of the Miami Open after their opponents withdrew, Wednesday (30/3).

Pegula advanced to the semifinals to face the winner of the match between world number one Iga Swiatek and Petra Kvitova after her Spanish opponent Paula Badosa withdrew.

Pegula was leading 4-1 over Badosa, who is seeded fifth, when the Spaniard called his coach.

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After a brief discussion, Badosa decided to resign.

« It’s not good to win like this. I’m looking forward to playing against him because he’s had a great year, » said Pegula.

« However, he doesn’t look good. I wish him a speedy recovery, » continued the 16th seed from the United States.

The same thing happened in the men’s quarter-finals after Jannik Sinner could not continue his match against Cerundolo due to a leg injury.

Cerundolo was leading 4-1 in the first set when Sinner decided to withdraw.

The 23-year-old Argentine will now face the winner of the match between Alexander Zverev and Casper Ruud in the semifinals. (AFP/OL-1)