Published 3:22 p.m. ET Aug. 4, 2019
CLOSEWASHINGTON (AP) — Jessica Pegula won the first WTA title of her career with a 6-2, 6-2 victory over Camila Giorgi at the Citi Open on Sunday.Pegula is a 25-year-old American ranked 79th. Her parents own the NFL’s Buffalo Bills and NHL’s Buffalo Sabres.She had a 4-8 record and hadn’t reached the quarterfinals anywhere this season until winning five consecutive matches at Washington’s hard-court tournament.Pegula recently began working with David Witt, Venus Williams’ former coach.This was Pegula’s second career tour-level final.The 62nd-ranked Giorgi, an Italian, was bidding for her third title.Raven Klaasen and Michael Venus won the men’s doubles trophy, beating Jean-Julien Rojer and Horia Tecau 3-6, 6-3, 10-2.Nick Kyrgios was to face Daniil Medvedev later Sunday in the men’s singles final.___More AP tennis: https://apnews.com/apf-Tennis and https://twitter.com/AP_SportsCopyright 2019 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.