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Jessica Pegula
Jessica Pegula
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Pegula at the 2019 French Open
Country (sports) United States
Born (1994-02-24) February 24, 1994 (age 25)
Buffalo, New York, United States
Height1.70 m (5 ft 7 in)
Turned pro2009
PlaysRight (two-handed backhand)
CoachJesse Levine
Prize moneyUS$908,689
Singles
Career record238-165 (59.1%)
Career titles1 WTA, 0 ITF
Highest rankingNo. 55 (5 Aug 2019)
Current rankingNo. 64 (13 Jan 2020)
Grand Slam Singles results
Australian OpenQ2 (2016)
French Open1R (2019)
Wimbledon1R (2019)
US Open2R (2015)
Doubles
Career record124-80 (60.8%)
Career titles0 WTA, 1 WTA 125K, 7 ITF
Highest rankingNo. 92 (25 Feb 2013)
Current rankingNo. 163 (6 Jan 2020)
Grand Slam Doubles results
French Open3R (2019)
US Open3R (2011)
Last updated on: 8 January 2020.

Jessica Pegula (born February 24, 1994) is an American professional tennis player.

Career

On August 30, 2011, Pegula was granted a wild card exemption into the main draw of the US Open doubles tournament where she was paired with Taylor Townsend. They eventually lost in the third round to the third-seeded team of Vania King and Yaroslava Shvedova.

In March 2012, Pegula was given a wildcard to the qualifying draw in Indian Wells, and surprised higher ranked players Bojana Jovanovski and Paula Ormaechea to qualify for the main draw where she lost to Magdaléna Rybáriková in three sets.

Pegula made her Grand Slam singles debut at the 2015 US Open as a qualifier. She defeated Shuko Aoyama, Margarita Gasparyan and Melanie Oudin to reach the main draw where she beat Alison Van Uytvanck in the first round. In the second, Pegula was defeated by Dominika Cibulkova in three sets.

2019: First WTA Title

On August 4, 2019, Pegula won her first career WTA singles title, defeating Camila Giorgi in the Citi Open.[1]

2020: ASB Classic Finalist

Jessica started her 2020 tennis season in Auckland at the 2020 ASB Classic. She defeated CiCi Bellis in the first round. She followed this up with two more straight set victories over Tamara Zidan?ek and Alize Cornet to reach the semi-finals. In the semi-finals, she beat Caroline Wozniacki in three sets to set-up a first meeting with Serena Williams in an all-American final. She lost to Williams 3-6 4-6.

Personal life

The oldest daughter of Kim Pegula and the middle daughter of professional sports investor and natural gas tycoon Terry Pegula, Pegula resides in Charleston, South Carolina. In August 2016, it was announced that Pegula and her sister would be opening a quick serve restaurant called Healthy Scratch in LECOM Harborcenter, an ice hockey themed mixed-use development owned by her parents in Buffalo, New York.[2] The Healthy Scratch business was to be expanded to food truck service in 2017.[3] In 2018, Pegula introduced her own skincare line called Ready 24.[]

WTA career finals

Singles: 3 (1 title, 2 runner-ups)

Legend
Grand Slam tournaments (0-0)
Tour Championships (0-0)
Premier Mandatory & Premier 5 (0-0)
Premier (0-0)
International (1-2)
Result W-L    Date    Tournament Tier Surface Opponent Score
Loss 0-1 Sep 2018 Tournoi de Québec, Canada[4] International Carpet (i) France Pauline Parmentier 5-7, 2-6
Win 1-1 Aug 2019 Washington Open, United States[5] International Hard Italy Camila Giorgi 6-2, 6-2
Loss 1-2 Jan 2020 Auckland Open, New Zealand[6] International Hard United States Serena Williams 3-6, 4-6

WTA 125K series finals

Singles: 1 (1 runner-up)

Result W-L    Date    Tournament Surface Opponent Score
Loss 0-1 Jan 2019 WTA Newport Beach, United States[7] Hard Canada Bianca Andreescu 6-0, 4-6, 2-6

Doubles: 1 (1 title)

Result W-L    Date    Tournament Surface Partner Opponents Score
Win 1-0 Nov 2018 WTA Houston, United States[8] Hard United States Maegan Manasse United States Desirae Krawczyk
Mexico Giuliana Olmos
1-6, 6-4, [10-8]

ITF Circuit finals

Singles: 6 (6 runner-ups)

Legend
$100,000 tournaments
$80,000 tournaments
$50,000/60,000 tournaments
$25,000 tournaments
$15,000 tournaments
Finals by surface
Hard (0-4)
Clay (0-2)
Grass (0-0)
Carpet (0-0)
Result W-L    Date    Tournament Tier Surface Opponent Score
Loss 0-1 Jan 2011 ITF Lutz, United States $25,000 Clay Germany Laura Siegemund 7-6(7-4), 1-6, 2-6
Loss 0-2 May 2012 ITF Sacramento, United States $50,000 Hard United States Maria Sanchez 6-4, 3-6, 1-6
Loss 0-3 Aug 2012 ITF Vancouver, Canada[9] $100,000 Hard United States Mallory Burdette 3-6, 0-6
Loss 0-4 Mar 2018 ITF Tampa, United States $15,000 Clay United States Katerina Stewart 2-6, 3-6
Loss 0-5 Jul 2018 ITF Honolulu, United States $60,000 Hard Japan Nao Hibino 0-6, 2-6
Loss 0-6 Feb 2019 ITF Midland, United States[10] W100 Hard (i) United States Caty McNally 2-6, 4-6

Doubles: 17 (7 titles, 10 runner-ups)

Legend
$100,000 tournaments
$75,000/80,000 tournaments
$50,000/60,000 tournaments
$25,000 tournaments
Finals by surface
Hard (6-8)
Clay (1-2)
Grass (0-0)
Carpet (0-0)
Result W-L    Date    Tournament Tier Surface Partner Opponents Score
Win 1-0 Oct 2011 ITF Saguenay, Canada $50,000 Hard (i) Hungary Tímea Babos Canada Gabriela Dabrowski
Canada Marie-Ève Pelletier
6-4, 6-3
Loss 1-1 Nov 2011 ITF Toronto, Canada $50,000 Hard (i) Hungary Tímea Babos Canada Gabriela Dabrowski
Canada Marie-Ève Pelletier
5-7, 7-6(7-5), [4-10]
Loss 1-2 Jan 2012 ITF Plantation, United States $25,000 Clay United States Ahsha Rolle Colombia Catalina Castano
France Laura Thorpe
4-6, 2-6
Win 2-2 Apr 2012 ITF Dothan, United States $50,000 Clay Canada Eugenie Bouchard Canada Sharon Fichman
Canada Marie-Ève Pelletier
6-4, 4-6, [10-5]
Win 3-2 May 2012 ITF Gifu, Japan $50,000 Hard China Zheng Saisai Chinese Taipei Chan Chin-wei
Chinese Taipei Hsu Wen-hsin
6-4, 3-6, [10-4]
Loss 3-3 Nov 2012 ITF Toronto, Canada $50,000 Hard (i) Canada Eugenie Bouchard Canada Gabriela Dabrowski
Russia Alla Kudryavtseva
2-6, 6-7(2-7)
Loss 3-4 Nov 2013 ITF Toronto, Canada $50,000 Hard (i) United States Melanie Oudin United States Victoria Duval
Canada Françoise Abanda
6-7(5-7), 6-2, [9-11]
Loss 3-5 Jan 2016 ITF Maui, United States $50,000 Hard United States Taylor Townsend United States Asia Muhammad
United States Maria Sanchez
2-6, 6-3, [6-10]
Loss 3-6 Feb 2016 ITF Rancho Santa Fe, United States $25,000 Hard Canada Carol Zhao United States Asia Muhammad
United States Taylor Townsend
3-6, 4-6
Loss 3-7 May 2016 ITF Indian Harbour Beach, United States $75,000 Clay United States Maria Sanchez Israel Julia Glushko
Russia Alexandra Panova
5-7, 4-6
Win 4-7 Oct 2017 ITF Sumter, United States $25,000 Hard United States Taylor Townsend United States Alexandra Mueller
United States Caitlin Whoriskey
4-6, 7-5, [10-5]
Win 5-7 Nov 2017 ITF Tyler, United States $80,000 Hard United States Taylor Townsend United States Jamie Loeb
Sweden Rebecca Peterson
6-4, 6-1
Loss 5-8 Nov 2017 ITF Waco, United States $80,000 Hard United States Taylor Townsend United States Sofia Kenin
Russia Anastasiya Komardina
5-7, 7-5, [9-11]
Loss 5-9 Feb 2018 ITF Midland, United States $100,000 Hard (i) United States Maria Sanchez United States Kaitlyn Christian
United States Sabrina Santamaria
5-7, 6-4, [8-10]
Loss 5-10 Apr 2018 ITF Indian Harbour Beach, United States $60,000 Hard United States Maria Sanchez Romania Irina Bara
Spain Sílvia Soler Espinosa
4-6, 2-6
Win 6-10 Jul 2018 ITF Honolulu, United States $60,000 Hard Japan Misaki Doi United States Tayler Johnson
United States Ashley Lahey
7-6(7-4), 6-3
Win 7-11 Oct 2018 ITF Macon, United States $80,000 Hard United States Caty McNally Kazakhstan Anna Danilina
United States Ingrid Neel
6-1, 5-7, [11-9]

Performance timelines

Key
W  F  SF QF #R RR Q# A P Z# PO G F-S SF-B NMS NH
(W) Won; (F) finalist; (SF) semifinalist; (QF) quarterfinalist; (#R) rounds 4, 3, 2, 1; (RR) round-robin stage; (Q#) qualification round; (A) absent; (Z#) Davis/Fed Cup Zonal Group (with number indication) or (PO) play-off; (G) gold, (F-S) silver or (SF-B) bronze Olympic medal; a (NMS) downgraded Masters Series/1000 tournament; (NH) not held. SR=strike rate (events won/competed)
To avoid confusion and double counting, these charts are updated at the conclusion of a tournament or when the player's participation has ended.

Singles

Only main-draw results in WTA Tour, Grand Slam tournaments and Olympic Games are included in Win-Loss records.

This table is current through the 2020 Auckland Open.

Notes

  • 1 The first Premier 5 event of the year has switched back and forth between the Dubai Tennis Championships and the Qatar Open since 2009. The Dubai Championships were classified as a Premier 5 event from 2009-2011 before being succeeded by the Qatar Open for the 2012-2014 period. In 2015, the Dubai Championships regained its Premier 5 status while the Qatar Open was demoted to Premier status. The two tournaments have since alternated status every year.
  • 2 In 2014, the Toray Pan Pacific Open was downgraded to a Premier event and replaced by the Wuhan Open.
  • 3 2009: WTA Ranking-922, Tournaments-0, Win-Loss 0-0.
    2010: WTA Ranking-855, Tournaments-0, Win-Loss 0-0.

References

  1. ^ Juzwiak, Jason (2019-08-04). "'This is what you work for': Pegula romps to first WTA singles title at Citi Open". WTA Tennis. Retrieved .
  2. ^ Fink, James (2016-08-11). "Pegula daughters to open Healthy Scratch in HarborCenter". Buffalo Business First. The Business Journals. Retrieved .
  3. ^ Fink, James (2017-03-20). "Healthy Scratch food truck hitting the streets". Buffalo Business First. The Business Journals. Retrieved .
  4. ^ "2018 Coupe Banque Nationale de Quebec". WTA.
  5. ^ "2019 Citi Open". WTA.
  6. ^ "2020 ASB Classic (Auckland)".
  7. ^ "2019 Newport Beach 125K". WTA.
  8. ^ "2018 Houston 125K". WTA.
  9. ^ "$100,000 Vancouver". ITF.
  10. ^ "W100 Midland". ITF.

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