The emcee called it the "biggest title" of her career. Pegula politely corrected him: "Biggest title so far," she said, emphasizing those last two words.
Pegula was wearing a white screen-printed patch with Hamlin’s uniform number on her black skirt while she competed at the Australian Open, AP reported on January 18.
Swiatek, a 21-year-old from Poland who won the French Open in 2020 and this June, twice failed to serve out the victory Wednesday, at 5-4 and 6-5 in the second set.
The Reigning world No. 1 described the balls the women use during the North American hard court swing as "horrible" and "pretty bad."
Iga Swiatek's Roland Garros title triumph solidified her place atop the WTA world rankings and she has 8,631 points.