Grand Slam QFs, Top 3, WTA Finals, Buffalo Bills: Everything you always wanted to know about Jessica Pegula (but never had time to find out) – updated with new coaching team
Jessica Pegula is an American tennis player, who has reached six Grand Slam quarter-finals, and an entrepreneur. Here are the answers to some questions you might have about her
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, and has been ranked as high as No 3 in the world.
What did Jessica Pegula do at the WTA Finals in 2023?
Jessica Pegula reached the final of the WTA Finals for the first time in her career, going undefeated in group play and then beating Coco Gauff to reach the final of the eight-woman event. In the final, she was beaten by Iga Swiatek.
How old is Jessica Pegula?
Pegula was born on February 24, 1994, and is 29 years old.
who is jessican pegula’s coach?
Pegula worked with David Witt between 2019 and 2024. It was a highly successful collaboration during which the American won all four of her current WTA titles and reached a career-best ranking of No 3.
In February of 2024, Witt announced that Pegula had ended the partnership.
Later in the month, Pegula revealed that she was working now with Mark Merklein and Mark Knowles, both former tour players.
What is Jessica Pegula’s highest ranking?
Pegula’s highest ranking is No 3, which she first achieved on October 24, 2022. Pegula jumped from No 81 in August 2020 to the top 10 less than a year later. You can find Pegula’s updated ranking and her ranking history on her WTA profile page.
What is Jessica Pegula’s best performance at the Grand Slams?
Pegula has reached six Grand Slam quarter-finals; three times at the Australian Open (2021, 2022, 2023), once at Roland-Garros (2022), once at Wimbledon (2023) and once at the US Open (2022). Until the start of 2021, she had won only three matches in the main draws at the Slams – all of which came at the US Open.
How many WTA titles has Pegula won?
Pegula has won four 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 won her second title in Guadalajara in 2022 and her biggest title to date, in Montreal, in August 2023. She also won the WTA Korea Open in Seoul in October 2023, beating Yue Yuan 6-2, 6-3 in the final.
In September 2023, Pegula reached the final of the Pan Pacific Open, a WTA 500-level tournament, losing to Veronika Kudermetova 7-5, 6-1 in the final.
Pegula has also won seven doubles titles, including in Toronto in 2022, partnering Coco Gauff to glory. The victory also made Gauff the world No 1 in doubles.
At the 2023 US Open, Pegula reached the mixed doubles final alongside Austin Krajicek, but the pair lost the final to Anna Kalinina and her partner Harri Heliovaara.
How much prize money has Jessica Pegula won in her career?
Pegula has won $12.4 million in prize money as of November 7, 2023. You can find Pegula’s updated prize money figures on her WTA profile page.
Is Jessica Pegula an entrepreneur?
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. Her mother, Kim, suffered a cardiac arrest last June and has had a difficult recovery from that.