Pegula outlasts Svitolina at the US Open and will face fellow American Keys in the fourth round

NEW YORK (AP) — Jessica Pegula has defeated Elina Svitolina 6-4, 4-6, 6-2, setting up a fourth-round matchup at the U.S. Open against fellow American Madison Keys. No. 3-seeded Pegula is still trying to advance beyond the quarterfinals of a Grand Slam tournament. First, she will have to get by the 2017 runner-up in Flushing Meadows who also needed three sets to move on Saturday. No. 17-seeded Keys came back to eliminate No. 14 Liudmila Samsonova 5-7, 6-2, 6-2. Pegula then pulled out a tough test with Svitolina. The No. 26 seed from Ukraine reached the U.S. Open semifinals in 2019.