As the on-court temperature again climbed into triple digits, the pressure mounted on top-seeded
But with third-seeded
"I always say I like the heat; it didn't affect me at all," Peer said. "I said to myself that I needed to keep going. I was jumping around and I felt good."
Peer advanced to today's 1 p.m. title match, where she will play second-seeded
Today's winner will earn $37,000, while the loser will take home $19,000.
Peer had arrived in
"Obviously, it's good, feeling great to win four matches in a row and so many months I didn't do that," Peer said. "I want to keep going. It all depends on me. It was a great win, a very tough one."
Two hours later, Peer was back on the court, playing in a doubles semifinal with partner
"It's not that easy to play three hours in the heat and come out and play," Peer said after her doubles loss.
It was quite a 24 hours for Paszek. The 20-year-old Austrian played the WTA Tour's second-longest match this year on Friday, outlasting Stephanie Dubois in a third-set tiebreaker. That match took 3 hours, 42 minutes — longest among tour matches with a third-set tiebreak — and did not finish until close to 11 p.m.