Jessica Pegula

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Jessica Pegula
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Pegula at the 2019 French Open
Country (sports)Flag of the United States.svg  United States
Born (1994-02-24) February 24, 1994 (age 26)
Buffalo, New York, U.S.
Height1.70 m (5 ft 7 in)
Turned pro2009
PlaysRight (two-handed backhand)
CoachJesse Levine
Prize money US$ 1,019,304
Singles
Career record247–170 (59.2%)
Career titles1
Highest rankingNo. 55 (August 5, 2019)
Current rankingNo. 80 (March 16, 2020)
Grand Slam Singles results
Australian Open 1R (2020)
French Open 1R (2019)
Wimbledon 1R (2019)
US Open 2R (2015)
Doubles
Career record125–81 (60.7%)
Career titles0
Highest rankingNo. 92 (February 25,2013)
Current rankingNo. 115 (March 16, 2020)
Grand Slam Doubles results
Australian Open 2R (2020)
French Open 3R (2019)
US Open 3R (2011)
Last updated on: February 4, 2020.

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

Contents

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 Zidanšek 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 in two sets.

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.[ citation needed ]

Performance timelines

Key
W F SFQF#RRRQ#APZ#POGF-SSF-BNMSNH
(W) Won; (F) finalist; (SF) semifinalist; (QF) quarterfinalist; (#R) rounds 4, 3, 2, 1; (RR) round-robin stage; (Q#) qualification round; (A) absent; (P) postponed; (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.

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

Singles

Current through the suspension of the 2020 WTA Tour.

Tournament 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 SRW–LWin %
Grand Slam tournaments [4]
Australian Open AA Q1 AA Q2 AAA 1R 0 / 10–10%
French Open AA Q2 A Q3 Q1 AA 1R 0 / 10–10%
Wimbledon AA Q1 A Q3 Q2 AA 1R NH0 / 10–10%
US Open Q2 Q2 AA 2R 1R Q1 Q3 1R 0 / 31–325%
Win–Loss0–00–00–00–01–10–10–00–00–30–10 / 61–614%
Premier Mandatory tournaments
Indian Wells Open A 1R Q1 A Q1 Q1 AA 2R P0 / 21–233%
Miami Open AAAAAAAA 1R P0 / 10–10%
Madrid Open AAAAAAAA Q2 P0 / 00–0  
China Open AAAAAAAA 1R 0 / 10–10%
Premier 5 tournaments
Canadian Open AA Q1 AAAAAAP0 / 00–0  
Cincinnati Open AAAAA Q1 AA 1R 0 / 10–10%
Pan Pacific / Wuhan Open [2] AAAAAAAA 1R 0 / 10–10%
Career statistics [5]
Tournaments02404311132Career total: 30
Titles0000000010Career total: 1
Finals0000000111Career total: 3
Overall Win–Loss0–00–22–40–02–45–30–14–19–134–21 / 3026–3046%
Year-end ranking [3] 28814720677515116563212576$1,019,304

Notes

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)
ResultW–L   Date   TournamentTierSurfaceOpponentScore
Loss0–1 Sep 2018 Tournoi de Québec, CanadaInternationalCarpet (i) Flag of France.svg Pauline Parmentier 5–7, 2–6
Win1–1 Aug 2019 Washington Open, United StatesInternationalHard Flag of Italy.svg Camila Giorgi 6–2, 6–2
Loss1–2 Jan 2020 Auckland Open, New ZealandInternationalHard Flag of the United States.svg Serena Williams 3–6, 4–6

WTA 125K series finals

Singles: 1 (1 runner-up)

ResultW–L   Date   TournamentSurfaceOpponentScore
Loss0–1 Jan 2019 WTA Newport Beach, United StatesHard Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg Bianca Andreescu 6–0, 4–6, 2–6

Doubles: 2 (1 title, 1 runner-up)

ResultW–L   Date   TournamentSurfacePartnerOpponentsScore
Win1–0 Nov 2018 WTA Houston, United StatesHard Flag of the United States.svg Maegan Manasse Flag of the United States.svg Desirae Krawczyk
Flag of Mexico.svg Giuliana Olmos
1–6, 6–4, [10–8]
Loss1–1 Mar 2020 WTA Indian Wells, United StatesHard Flag of the United States.svg Caty McNally Flag of the United States.svg Asia Muhammad
Flag of the United States.svg Taylor Townsend
4–6, 4–6

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)
ResultW–L   Date   TournamentTierSurfaceOpponentScore
Loss0–1Jan 2011ITF Lutz, United States25,000Clay Flag of Germany.svg Laura Siegemund 7–6(7–4), 1–6, 2–6
Loss0–2 May 2012 ITF Sacramento, United States50,000Hard Flag of the United States.svg Maria Sanchez 6–4, 3–6, 1–6
Loss0–3 Aug 2012 ITF Vancouver, Canada100,000Hard Flag of the United States.svg Mallory Burdette 3–6, 0–6
Loss0–4Mar 2018ITF Tampa, United States15,000Clay Flag of the United States.svg Katerina Stewart 2–6, 3–6
Loss0–5 Jul 2018 ITF Honolulu, United States60,000Hard Flag of Japan.svg Nao Hibino 0–6, 2–6
Loss0–6 Feb 2019 ITF Midland, United States100,000Hard (i) Flag of the United States.svg 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)
ResultW–L   Date   TournamentTierSurfacePartnerOpponentsScore
Win1–0 Oct 2011 ITF Saguenay, Canada50,000Hard (i) Flag of Hungary.svg Tímea Babos Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg Gabriela Dabrowski
Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg Marie-Ève Pelletier
6–4, 6–3
Loss1–1 Nov 2011 ITF Toronto, Canada50,000Hard (i) Flag of Hungary.svg Tímea Babos Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg Gabriela Dabrowski
Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg Marie-Ève Pelletier
5–7, 7–6(7–5), [4–10]
Loss1–2Jan 2012ITF Plantation, United States25,000Clay Flag of the United States.svg Ahsha Rolle Flag of Colombia.svg Catalina Castano
Flag of France.svg Laura Thorpe
4–6, 2–6
Win2–2 Apr 2012 ITF Dothan, United States50,000Clay Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg Eugenie Bouchard Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg Sharon Fichman
Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg Marie-Ève Pelletier
6–4, 4–6, [10–5]
Win3–2 May 2012 ITF Gifu, Japan50,000Hard Flag of the People's Republic of China.svg Zheng Saisai Flag of Chinese Taipei for Olympic games.svg Chan Chin-wei
Flag of Chinese Taipei for Olympic games.svg Hsu Wen-hsin
6–4, 3–6, [10–4]
Loss3–3 Nov 2012 ITF Toronto, Canada50,000Hard (i) Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg Eugenie Bouchard Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg Gabriela Dabrowski
Flag of Russia.svg Alla Kudryavtseva
2–6, 6–7(2–7)
Loss3–4 Nov 2013 ITF Toronto, Canada50,000Hard (i) Flag of the United States.svg Melanie Oudin Flag of the United States.svg Victoria Duval
Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg Françoise Abanda
6–7(5–7), 6–2, [9–11]
Loss3–5 Jan 2016 ITF Maui, United States50,000Hard Flag of the United States.svg Taylor Townsend Flag of the United States.svg Asia Muhammad
Flag of the United States.svg Maria Sanchez
2–6, 6–3, [6–10]
Loss3–6Feb 2016ITF Rancho Santa Fe, United States25,000Hard Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg Carol Zhao Flag of the United States.svg Asia Muhammad
Flag of the United States.svg Taylor Townsend
3–6, 4–6
Loss3–7 May 2016 ITF Indian Harbour Beach, United States75,000Clay Flag of the United States.svg Maria Sanchez Flag of Israel.svg Julia Glushko
Flag of Russia.svg Alexandra Panova
5–7, 4–6
Win4–7Oct 2017ITF Sumter, United States25,000Hard Flag of the United States.svg Taylor Townsend Flag of the United States.svg Alexandra Mueller
Flag of the United States.svg Caitlin Whoriskey
4–6, 7–5, [10–5]
Win5–7 Nov 2017 ITF Tyler, United States80,000Hard Flag of the United States.svg Taylor Townsend Flag of the United States.svg Jamie Loeb
Flag of Sweden.svg Rebecca Peterson
6–4, 6–1
Loss5–8 Nov 2017 ITF Waco, United States80,000Hard Flag of the United States.svg Taylor Townsend Flag of the United States.svg Sofia Kenin
Flag of Russia.svg Anastasiya Komardina
5–7, 7–5, [9–11]
Loss5–9 Feb 2018 ITF Midland, United States100,000Hard (i) Flag of the United States.svg Maria Sanchez Flag of the United States.svg Kaitlyn Christian
Flag of the United States.svg Sabrina Santamaria
5–7, 6–4, [8–10]
Loss5–10 Apr 2018 ITF Indian Harbour Beach, United States60,000Hard Flag of the United States.svg Maria Sanchez Flag of Romania.svg Irina Bara
Flag of Spain.svg Sílvia Soler Espinosa
4–6, 2–6
Win6–10 Jul 2018 ITF Honolulu, United States60,000Hard Flag of Japan.svg Misaki Doi Flag of the United States.svg Tayler Johnson
Flag of the United States.svg Ashley Lahey
7–6(7–4), 6–3
Win7–11 Oct 2018 ITF Macon, United States80,000Hard Flag of the United States.svg Caty McNally Flag of Kazakhstan.svg Anna Danilina
Flag of the United States.svg Ingrid Neel
6–1, 5–7, [11–9]


World TeamTennis

Pegula will be making her World TeamTennis debut in 2020, and will be joining the Orlando Storm at the start of the season, beginning July 12 at The Greenbrier. [6]

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