Australian Open QF, Entrepreneur, Buffalo Bills: 10 questions about Jessica Pegula

Jessica Pegula is an American tennis player, who reached the 2021 Australian Open quarterfinals and an entrepreneur. Here are the answers to 10 questions you might have about her

Jessica Pegula

1 . Who is Jessica Pegula?

Jessica Pegula is an American tennis player who competes on the professional women’s circuit.  She was born in Buffalo, New York and resides in Charleston, South Carolina.

2. How old is Pegula?

Pegula was born on February 24, 1994, and recently turned 27 years old.

3. What is Jessica Pegula’s highest ranking?

Pegula’s highest ranking is No. 33, which she achieved when this article was released in March 2021. Pegula has jumped from No. 81 in August 2020 to the brink of the Top 30 in March 2021. You can find Pegula’s updated ranking and her ranking history on her WTA profile page.

4. Why is Jessica Pegula in the news?

Pegula has been one of the best performers on the WTA Tour between 2020 and 2021, scoring some of her biggest results in that span. That includes reaching the quarterfinals at the Western & Southern Open, and the third round at US Open in 2020; and the quarterfinals at the Australian Open and Dubai Championships, and the semifinals in Doha (as a qualifier) in 2021.

Pegula has beaten former world No 1 Kristina Pliskova three times in 2021 already and has also defeated the likes of Elina Svitolina, Victoria Azarenka, Amanda Anisimova and Aryna Sabalenka in recent months.

5. What is Jessica Pegula’s best performance at the Grand Slams?

Pegula’s best performance at the majors has been reaching the quarterfinals of the 2021 Australian Open. Before that, she had won only three matches in the main draws at the Slams – all of which came at the US Open.

6. How many WTA titles has Pegula won?

Pegula has won one WTA singles title in her career so far. The American won the Citi Open in Washington DC in 2019, beating Camila Giorgi in the final. She also reached the final in Quebec City in 2018 (losing to Pauline Parmentier) and Auckland in 2020 (losing to Serena Williams).

7. How much prize money has Jessica Pegula won in her career?

Pegula has won $1.8 million in prize money as of March 2021, of which more than $470k came in 2021. You can find Pegula’s updated prize money figures on her WTA profile page.

8. Is Jessica Pegula an entrepreneur?

Pegula owns her own skincare company called ‘Ready 24‘. She also has a charity called A Lending Paw which she runs with her fiancé.

9. How is Jessica Pegula connected to the Buffalo Bills?

Pegula is the daughter of Kim Pegula (South Korean-born American business owner) and Terry Pegula, the American professional sports investor and natural gas tycoon.

Terry Pegula owns Pegula Sports and Entertainment, which owns the Buffalo Sabres of the National Hockey League and, with his wife Kim Pegula, the Buffalo Bills of the National Football League.

10. Is Jessica Pegula on social media?   

Yes, you can follow Jessica Pegula on Twitter, where she has more than 24,000 followers and Instagram, where she is followed by more than 19,000 people.

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