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Tennis: Pegula qualified for the third round of the Miami Open

American fifth seed Jessica Pegula advanced to the third round of the Miami Open on Saturday when struggling Zhu Lin bowed out after trailing 6-4 4-1.

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Tennis: Pegula qualified for the third round of the Miami Open

American fifth seed Jessica Pegula advanced to the third round of the Miami Open on Saturday when struggling Zhu Lin bowed out after trailing 6-4 4-1. After only eight matches were completed on Friday due to rain, the start of play was again delayed by three hours on Saturday, with Pegula and Zhu among the first into action as organizers scrambled to get back to normal. the scheduled time.

Zhu, looking for her first win against a top-5 opponent, started smartly by tying Pegula with an entry break. But the Chinese, aged 30, failed to maintain her effort, with Pegula making another break to take the first set, before taking a 3-0 lead in the second. Zhu held serve at 3-1, but after Pegula served to increase her lead, she walked to the bench during the changeover, showing signs of distress and seeking help from a coach.

A medical timeout was called and a doctor came onto the court to check Zhu's blood pressure and heart rate, as the Chinese player closed her eyes and pointed to her chest. After a brief discussion with the chair umpire, the match was called off and Pegula entered the court to check on her opponent.

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