Ninth seeded Elena Rybakina continued her strong start to 2022 by US Open winner Emma Raducanu in the first round.
The 22-year-old Rybakina, took just 55 minutes to storm past Raducanu 6-0, 6-1 in the first round.
“My serve is a weapon, so I’m always working on it and trying to find some variety. For sure, it’s my game to play aggressive and my serve is helping a lot,” said Rybakina in the on-court interview.
Pegula, who reached her maiden Grand Slam quarter-final at the Australian Open last season, is still struggling for her first win of this year after also losing her opener at Melbourne Summer Set 2 last week to Irina-Camelia Begu.