Pegula to face Giorgi in hard-court final in Washington

Jessica Pegula acknowledges the crowd after defeating Anna Kalinskaya, of Russia, in a semifinal match at the Citi Open tennis tournament, Saturday, A

Jessica Pegula acknowledges the crowd after defeating Anna Kalinskaya, of Russia, in a semifinal match at the Citi Open tennis tournament, Saturday, A

Camila Giorgi, of Italy, returns the ball during a semifinal match against Caty McNally at the Citi Open tennis tournament, Saturday, Aug. 3, 2019, in

Camila Giorgi, of Italy, returns the ball during a semifinal match against Caty McNally at the Citi Open tennis tournament, Saturday, Aug. 3, 2019, in

A Wilson logo flies off of Caty McNally's racket as she returns the ball to Camila Giorgi, of Italy, during a semifinal at the Citi Open tennis tourna

A Wilson logo flies off of Caty McNally's racket as she returns the ball to Camila Giorgi, of Italy, during a semifinal at the Citi Open tennis tourna

Anna Kalinskaya, of Russia, returns the ball during a semifinal match against Jessica Pegula at the Citi Open tennis tournament, Saturday, Aug. 3, 201

Anna Kalinskaya, of Russia, returns the ball during a semifinal match against Jessica Pegula at the Citi Open tennis tournament, Saturday, Aug. 3, 201

WASHINGTON (AP) — Jessica Pegula of the U.S. reached the second WTA final of her career at the Citi Open and will face Camila Giorgi of Italy for the hard-court title.

The 79th-ranked Pegula, whose parents own the NFL's Buffalo Bills and NHL's Buffalo Sabres, advanced by beating qualifier Anna Kalinskaya of Russia 6-3, 3-6, 6-1 on Saturday. Pegula is bidding for her first tour-level title.

Giorgi already owns two trophies and made it to her seventh final with a 7-6 (5), 6-2 victory over 17-year-old American Caty McNally.

The men's singles semifinals were scheduled for Saturday night. Those matchups were top-seeded Stefanos Tsitsipas against Nick Kyrgios, and No. 3 seed Daniil Medvedev against Peter Gojowczyk.

Raven Klaasen and Michael Venus will face Jean-Julien Rojer and Horia Tecau in the men's doubles final Sunday.

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