Pegula was the aggressor from the outset, with Svitolina unusually passive, permitting the American to dictate the early proceedings, clinching the primary set.
Ukrainian Svitolina rallied within the second set and helped by a patchy spell from Pegula leveled the match. However Pegula recovered her poise and ran away within the remaining set to achieve the final eight of a grand slam for the primary time in her profession.
“I’m just happy that I’m competing well, hitting well, moving well. I feel good, everything feels pretty solid, so I’m just going to take that to the next match.”
In beating Svitolina, the 26-year-old recorded her first profession top-10 victory. At this yr’s grand slam, Pegula has already crushed two-time Australian Open champion Victoria Azarenka, US Open champion Sam Stosur and Kristina Mladenovic with out dropping a set.
For the 26-year-old Svitolina, it was her sixth grand slam loss to a participant ranked outdoors the highest 30 since she turned a top-10 mainstay herself in Might 2017 as she searches for her maiden grand slam title.
“It is disappointing as a result of I have been taking part in superb however I really feel prefer it was a type of days the place nothing was going my means.”
Pegula’s victory units up a gathering along with her compatriot and No. 22 Jennifer Brady, who overcame No. 28 seed Donna Vekic 6-1, 7-5 on Monday.