Gauff and Pegula Win Doubles, Medvedev Takes Singles
April 3, 2023
Gauff and Pegula are now a history-making double act after their exploits on home soil.
Coco and Jessica became the first American duo to win the Miami doubles for 22 years!
They defeated compatriot Taylor Townsend and Canada’s Leylah Fernandez 7-6 (8-6), 6-2 in Sunday’s final.
Gauff and Pegula are sure to make a big impact at Wimbledon 2023 as well.
They reached the semi-final of the Australian Open and Grand Slam glory is surely only a matter of time.
Meanwhile Daniil Medvedev won the men’s singles emphatically in Miami by beating the jaded Italian, Jannik Sinner 7-5, 6-3 in the final.
Sinner ran out of gas after his epic semi against Carlos Alcaraz – and had little left to give in the extreme heat against a self-assured Medvedev.
Daniil reflected happily: ‘I haven’t won such a big title in probably a year and a half. I don’t know if Jannik had a small injury or cramp. I was also struggling but tried not to show it.’
It was Medvedev’s first Miami title. And he will have the chance to add to his trophy cabinet at Wimbledon 2023.
But it was the American women who were the talk of US tennis because of what they achieved in their own back yard.
Gauff explained: ‘This tournament is one of those tournaments that you grow up watching. I think it feels even more special than some of the other 1000s we won. Doing it in front of our family means a lot.’
Gauff and Pegula did it the hard way. They had to win two matches in one day to reach the final due to a fixture backlog. Waiting in the final were two left-handers – another extra challenge.
Pegula admitted: ‘It just makes it tough playing two lefties. Once we started putting more returns in court, we started pressuring them a lot more.’
Coco Gauff and Jessica Pegula will be star attractions at Wimbledon 2023 in both the singles and doubles.
You may remember Gauff taking Centre Court by storm at the tender age of fifteen. And Pegula is due a deep run at the All England Club on current form.
Meanwhile Medvedev will pose a threat to reigning Wimbledon champion Novak Djokovic, as will young sensation Carlos Alcaraz.
Will you be there to watch the brightest stars in action at the greatest Grand Slam, Wimbledon 2023?