PHOTOS: Rainy and windy Cancun semifinals

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Saturday’s semifinals at the season-ending championships in Cancun were heavily affected by wind and rain. Jessica Pegula handled the bad weather better than her opponent Coco Gauff and progressed into the final, while the match between Aryna Sabalenka and Iga Swiatek was suspended. Jimmie48 is bringing us photos from the stormy day at the WTA Finals in Mexico.

Jessica Pegula covers herself with a towel on a rainy day in Cancun

Despite very unfavorable conditions, the world No.5 Pegula reached the title match with a perfect 4-0 record in Cancun.

Jessica Pegula plays the semifinals at the season-ending championships

Pegula’s semifinal against Gauff was about an hour late because of showers. The second set had two rain delays — during one of them, the heavy wind inverted the umbrella covering Gauff’s changeover chair.

Coco Gauff at the WTA Finals in Cancun

In the end, it was Pegula who handled the harsh conditions much better and defeated the reigning US Open champion 6-2 6-1.

Jessica Pegula wrapped in a towel

The semifinal between Aryna Sabalenka and Iga Swiatek was suspended just three games into the match.

Aryna Sabalenka on a rainy day in Cancun

As Swiatek was leading 2-1 and Sabalenka was serving at 30-all, the rain halted play.

Iga Swiatek under an umbrella at the WTA Finals in Cancun

The semifinal was rescheduled for Sunday, not before 4:30 p.m. local time. Consequently, the final was rescheduled as well, for Monday at 4:30 p.m.

Iga Swiatek on a rainy day at the WTA Finals in Cancun

 

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