Jessica Pegula is an American professional tennis player. She has a career-high singles ranking of No.7, which she achieved in July 2022. As a doubles player, she also has a career-high rank of No.6, which she reached on August 23, 2022. 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 a total of $5,334,721 in prize money.
As a singles player, Pegula started playing in the Grand Slams in 2015 at the US Open. In 2019, she was in the opening rounds of the Grand Slams aside from the Aussie Open. In 2021, she was in the quarterfinals in Australia. She made it to the quarters again the following year. Also in 2022, she was in the quarters of Roland Garros.
Pegula made her Grand Slam main draw doubles debut in 2011 at the US Open when she made it to the third round. She did not play in any other Grand Slam events 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.
In 2022, she reached back-to-back quarterfinals finishes, and in the Cincinnati Open, she beat Emma Raducanu.
- Highest Singles Ranking: 7 (July 18,2022)
- Current Singles Ranking: 8 (August23, 2022)
Best Grand Slam Singles Performances
- Australian Open - QF (2021, 2022)
- French Open - QF (2022)
- Wimbledon - 3R (2022)
- US Open - 3R (2020, 2021)
Other Singles Tournaments
- Olympic Games - 1R (2021)
- Highest Doubles Ranking: 6 (August22, 2022)
- Current Doubles Ranking: 6 (August23, 2022)
Best Grand Slam Doubles Performances
- Australian Open - 2R (2020, 2022)
- French Open - F (2022)
- Wimbledon - 3R (2021)
- US Open - 3R (2011)
Other Doubles Tournaments
- Olympic Games - QF (2021)
Best Grand Slam Mixed Doubles Performances
- Australian Open - 1R (2022)
- French Open - 1R (2022)
- Wimbledon - 1R (2021)
- US Open - SF (2021)