Jessica Pegula is an American professional tennis player. She has a career-high singles ranking of World No.3, which she achieved in October 2022. As a doubles player, she also has a career-high rank of World No.2, reached in May 2023.
At the 2022 French Open, she made it to the finals paired with fellow American Coco Gauff.
Jessica Pegula was born on February 24, 1994, in Buffalo, New York. She stands 170 cm tall and she is a right-handed player with a two-handed backhand.
She is half-Korean and her parents are the owners of the NFL team, the Buffalo Bills. They also own the Buffalo Sabres in the NHL. Her mother was born in Korea. She is married to Taylor Gahagen.
Pegula is coached by David Witt and has been playing professionally since 2009. During that time, she earned around US$9.2 Million in prize money.
She made her Grand Slams singles debut in 2015 at the US Open. In 2019, she was in the opening rounds of all the Grand Slams aside from Australia.
In 2021, she was in the quarterfinals of the Australian Open. She made it to the quarters again the following year. Also in 2022, she was in the quarterfinals of Roland Garros.
She would be in the quarterfinals of the Aussie Open for the third time in a row in 2023.
Pegula made her Grand Slam main draw doubles debut in 2011 at the US Open where she made it to the third round.
She did not play in any other Grand Slam doubles matches again until 2019 when she made it to the third round of the French Open. The following year, she made it to the quarterfinals of the same event.
In 2022, she was in the finals of Roland Garros. She was paired with Coco Gauff at the time.
Also in 2022, she reached back-to-back quarterfinal finishes, and in the Cincinnati Open, she beat Emma Raducanu.
She and Gauff also made it to the semifinals of the 2023 Australian Open women’s doubles. The duo also won the Miami Open.
- Highest ranking No. 3 (October 24,2022)
- Current ranking No. 4 (June 26,2023)
Best Grand Slam Singles Performances
- Australian Open - QF (2021, 2022,2023)
- French Open - QF (2022)
- Wimbledon - 3R (2022)
- US Open - QF (2022)
Other Singles Tournaments
- Tour Finals - RR (2022)
- Olympic Games - 1R (2021)
Career Titles: 7
- Highest Doubles Ranking: 2 (May 22,2023)
- Current Doubles Ranking: 3 (July 3,2023)
Best Grand Slam Doubles Performances
- Australian Open - SF (2023)
- French Open - F (2022)
- Wimbledon - 3R (2021)
- US Open - 3R (2011)
Other Doubles Tournaments
- Tour Finals - RR (2022)
- Olympic Games - QF (2021)
Best Grand Slam Mixed Doubles Performances
- Australian Open - 1R (2022, 2023)
- French Open - 1R (2022, 2023)
- Wimbledon - 1R (2021)
- US Open - SF (2021)