Sydney | Pegusa settles tie for USA; Stosur and Peers take final point

With the Perth City Finals runner-up already decided, the results of the remaining Group C and Group D fixtures were irrelevant to the final tables of this year’s inaugural United Cup.

The United States, who won both of their singles matches yesterday, had secured their place in the final where they will face Great Britain for a place in the last four.

World No. 3 Jessica Pegula cruised to a comfortable 6-3 6-2 victory over Germany’s Laura Siegemund to seal that spot in the Group C final following singles successes by Taylor Fritz and Madison Keys the day before.

World number 19 Frances Tiafoe then followed Pegula onto the pitch and took her country ahead 4-0 beating Oscar Otte 7-5 6-4.

After a hard-fought 7-6(6)6-4 loss to Petra Kvitova in her first game of the season, Pegula put in a complete and dominant baseline performance to defeat Siegemund, who couldn’t cope with the speed of the The American service.

With the tie assured, Tiafoe played with freedom and confidence as he beat Otte.

Pegula and Tiafoe teamed up to complete the sweep for the Americans, beating Laura Siegemund and Daniel Altmeier 6-7(5) 6-4 10-7 in mixed doubles.

John Peers and Samantha Stosur settled the final game in Australia’s favor

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In the second meeting of the day, the result between Australia and Spain in Group D would not affect the winning position that had been secured two days earlier by Great Britain, unbeaten in their two met.

But the two proud tennis nations who stood against each other after Monday’s match weren’t just going to turn around as neither wanted to end their challenges at the bottom of the table.

This was finally settled by John Peers and Sam Stosur when they beat Jessica Bouzas Maneiro and David Vega Hernandez 6-2 6-3 to secure their country a 3-2 victory against the Spain team.

The duo were dominant throughout the 58-minute clash at Ken Rosewall Arena.

Earlier, Bouzas Maneiro came on for the injured Paula Badosa and picked up a win to start a Spanish comeback beating Olivia Gadecki 6-2 6-2 after 80 minutes.

The match pitted two relatively inexperienced 20-year-olds for pride and ranking points.

Jason Kubler then ensured a mixed doubles match would decide Australia’s draw against Spain after beating Albert Ramos-Vinolas 6-3 4-6 6-3.

Supported by a vocal home crowd, the Aussie produced a full-court display, analyzing every shot to seal victory after two hours and 10 minutes.

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