Jessica Pegula is in peak form going into Wimbledon.

WTA June Recap: Pegula, Kasatkina Win Big in Grass Tune-ups

The grass-court season may be short in time, but it certainly isn’t lacking in storylines. As players look to tune up ahead of the third major of the year, there were several stars posting strong results on the WTA tour in June.

Here are the complete results for those few weeks in between Roland Garros and Wimbledon:

June 10-16
WTA 250 ‘s-Hertogenbosch: Liudmila Samsonova def. Bianca Andreescu
WTA 250 Nottingham: Katie Boulter def. Karolina Pliskova
WTA 125 Valencia: Ann Li def. Viktoriya Tomova

June 17-23
WTA 250 Birmingham: Yulia Putintseva def. Ajla Tomljanovic
WTA 500 Berlin: Jessica Pegula def. Anna Kalinskaya
WTA 125 Gaiba: Alycia Parks def. Bernarda Pera

June 23-29
WTA 500 Bad Homburg: Diana Shnaider def. Donna Vekic
WTA 500 Eastbourne: Daria Kasatkina def. Leylah Fernandez

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Below is a closer look at a few of the grass season's top performers:

Jessica Pegula (UTR Rating 12.75)

After skipping the French Open due to injuries, WTA world No. 5 Jessica Pegula showed she is recovered and ready to be a contender at Wimbledon, taking her fifth career title and first of the season in Berlin. She ousted top seed Coco Gauff in the semifinals before defeating a rising Anna Kalinskaya 6-7(0), 6-4, 7-6(3) for the WTA 500 title. A quarterfinalist at Wimbledon last year, Pegula will aim to keep her winning momentum going at the All England Club.

Daria Kasatkina (UTR 12.44)

Playing in her fourth final of 2024, Daria Kasatkina finally came out on the winning side at Eastbourne. Seeded No. 6 at the WTA 500-level event, she bested Roland Garros runner-up Jasmine Paolini in a three-set semifinal before beating Leylah Fernandez 6-3, 6-4 for the trophy. Kasatkina, a finalist at Charleston, Abu Dhabi, and Adelaide this year, will be the No. 14 seed at Wimbledon.

Diana Shnaider (UTR 12.38)

Twenty-year-old Diana Shnaider now has three titles in 2024 as she continues her rise in the rankings. Her biggest yet came at Bad Homburg, a WTA 500, where she ousted Donna Vekic 6-3, 2-6, 6-3 for the crown. En route, she eliminated world No. 19 Emma Navarro in the semifinals. Entering the tournament at No. 47, Shnaider is projected to crack the WTA Top 30 for the first time thanks to the victory. She will be making her Wimbledon main draw debut next week.

Katie Boulter (UTR 12.55)

With a 4-6, 6-3, 6-2 triumph over Karolina Pliskova, Katie Boulter secured her second straight Nottingham title and the third WTA title of her career. She now has two trophies on the season after winning the WTA 500-level crown at San Diego in March. At the age of 27, Boulter has hit the Top 30 rankings for the first time in her career. She will be seeded No. 32 at Wimbledon and will be hoping to debut in the second week at her home Slam.

Bianca Andreescu (UTR 12.36)

She may not have hoisted a champion’s trophy in June, but Bianca Andreescu was certainly a winner. In only her second tournament of the season, she impressively reached the ‘s-Hertogenbosch final. The former world No. 4 and 2019 US Open title holder, who returned to the tour at Roland Garros following a nine-month layoff, fell to Liudmila Samsonova in a tightly contested 4-6, 6-3, 7-5 battle. For the 24-year-old, currently ranked No. 165, it was her first final since 2022.

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