Jessica Pegula (born February 24, 1994) is an American professional tennis player.
Jessica Pegula in 2015
|Country (sports)||United States|
|Born||February 24, 1994|
Buffalo, New York
|Height||1.70 m (5 ft 7 in)|
|Plays||Right (two-handed backhand)|
|Career record||232–159 (59.3%)|
|Career titles||1 WTA|
|Highest ranking||No. 55 (August 5, 2019)|
|Current ranking||No. 55 (August 5, 2019)|
|Grand Slam Singles results|
|Australian Open||Q2 (2016)|
|French Open||1R (2019)|
|US Open||2R (2015)|
|Career record||122–77 (61.3%)|
|Career titles||1 WTA 125K, 7 ITF|
|Highest ranking||No. 92 (February 25, 2013)|
|Current ranking||No. 124 (July 29, 2019)|
|Grand Slam Doubles results|
|French Open||3R (2019)|
|US Open||3R (2011)|
|Last updated on: July 29, 2019.|
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 5–7, 7–5, 6–3.
The oldest daughter of Kim Pegula and the middle daughter of professional sports investor and natural gas tycoon Terry Pegula, Jessica resides in Charleston, South Carolina. In August 2016, it was announced that Jessica and her sister Kelly would be opening a quick serve restaurant called Healthy Scratch in HarborCenter, an ice hockey themed mixed-use development owned by her parents in Buffalo, New York. The Healthy Scratch business was to be expanded to food truck service in 2017. In 2018, Jessie introduced her own skincare line called Ready 24.
WTA career finalsEdit
Singles: 2 (1 title, 1 runner-up)Edit
|Grand Slam tournaments (0–0)|
|Tour Championships (0–0)|
|Premier Mandatory & Premier 5 (0–0)|
|Loss||0–1||Sep 2018||Tournoi de Québec, Canada||International||Carpet (i)||Pauline Parmentier||5–7, 2–6|
|Win||1–1||Aug 2019||Washington Open, USA||International||Hard||Camila Giorgi||6–2, 6–2|
WTA 125K series finalsEdit
Singles: 1 (1 runner-up)Edit
|Loss||0–1||Jan 2019||Newport Beach,
|Hard||Bianca Andreescu||6–0, 4–6, 2–6|
Doubles: 1 (1 title)Edit
|Hard||Maegan Manasse|| Desirae Krawczyk
|1–6, 6–4, [10–8]|
ITF Circuit finalsEdit
Singles: 6 (0–6)Edit
|Runner-up||1.||17 January 2011||Lutz, United States||Clay||Laura Siegemund||7–6(7–4), 1–6, 2–6|
|Runner-up||2.||28 May 2012||Sacramento, United States||Hard||Maria Sanchez||6–4, 3–6, 1–6|
|Runner-up||3.||5 August 2012||Vancouver, Canada||Hard||Mallory Burdette||3–6, 0–6|
|Runner-up||4.||18 March 2018||Tampa, United States||Clay||Katerina Stewart||2–6, 3–6|
|Runner-up||5.||15 July 2018||Honolulu, United States||Hard||Nao Hibino||0–6, 2–6|
|Runner-up||6.||3 February 2019||Midland, United States||Hard (i)||Caty McNally||2–6, 4–6|
Doubles: 17 (7–10)Edit
|Winner||1.||30 October 2011||Saguenay, Canada||Hard (i)||Tímea Babos|| Gabriela Dabrowski
|Runner-up||1.||6 November 2011||Toronto, Canada||Hard (i)||Tímea Babos|| Gabriela Dabrowski
|5–7, 7–6(7–5), [4–10]|
|Runner-up||2.||16 January 2012||Plantation, United States||Clay||Ahsha Rolle|| Catalina Castano
|Winner||2.||22 April 2012||Dothan, United States||Clay||Eugenie Bouchard|| Sharon Fichman
|6–4, 4–6, [10–5]|
|Winner||3.||6 May 2012||Gifu, Japan||Hard||Zheng Saisai|| Chan Chin-wei
|6–4, 3–6, [10–4]|
|Runner–up||3.||2 November 2012||Toronto, Canada||Hard (i)||Eugenie Bouchard|| Gabriela Dabrowski
|Runner-up||4.||1 November 2013||Toronto, Canada||Hard (i)||Melanie Oudin|| Victoria Duval
|6–7(5–7), 6–2, [9–11]|
|Runner-up||5.||31 January 2015||Maui, United States||Hard||Taylor Townsend|| Asia Muhammad
|2–6, 6–3, [6–10]|
|Runner-up||6.||28 February 2016||Rancho Santa Fe, United States||Hard||Carol Zhao|| Asia Muhammad
|Runner-up||7.||8 May 2016||Indian Harbour Beach, United States||Clay||Maria Sanchez|| Julia Glushko
|Winner||4.||15 October 2017||Sumter, United States||Hard||Taylor Townsend|| Alexandra Mueller
|4–6, 7–5, [10–5]|
|Winner||5.||4 November 2017||Tyler, United States||Hard||Taylor Townsend|| Jamie Loeb
|Runner-up||8.||11 November 2017||Waco, United States||Hard||Taylor Townsend|| Sofia Kenin
|5–7, 7–5, [9–11]|
|Runner-up||9.||4 February 2018||Midland, United States||Hard (i)||Maria Sanchez|| Kaitlyn Christian
|5–7, 6–4, [8–10]|
|Runner-up||10.||14 April 2018||Indian Harbour Beach, United States||Hard||Maria Sanchez|| Irina Bara
Sílvia Soler Espinosa
|Winner||6.||15 July 2018||Honolulu, United States||Hard||Misaki Doi|| Tayler Johnson
|Winner||7.||28 October 2018||Macon, United States||Hard||Caty McNally|| Anna Danilina
|6–1, 5–7, [11–9]|
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 2019 US Open.
|Grand Slam tournaments|
|Australian Open||A||A||Q1||A||A||Q2||A||A||A||0 / 0||0–0||–|
|French Open||A||A||Q2||A||Q3||Q1||A||A||1R||0 / 1||0–1||0%|
|Wimbledon||A||A||Q1||A||Q3||Q2||A||A||1R||0 / 1||0–1||0%|
|US Open||Q2||Q2||A||A||2R||1R||Q1||Q3||1R||0 / 3||1–3||25%|
|Win–Loss||0–0||0–0||0–0||0–0||1–1||0–1||0–0||0–0||0–3||0 / 5||1–5||17%|
|Premier Mandatory tournaments|
|Indian Wells Open||A||1R||Q1||A||Q1||Q1||A||A||2R||0 / 2||1–2||33%|
|Miami Open||A||A||A||A||A||A||A||A||1R||0 / 1||0–1||0%|
|Madrid Open||A||A||A||A||A||A||A||A||Q2||0 / 0||0–0||–|
|China Open||A||A||A||A||A||A||A||A||0 / 0||0–0||–|
|Premier 5 tournaments|
|Dubai / Doha Opens||A||A||A||A||A||A||A||A||A||0 / 0||0–0||–|
|Italian Open||A||A||A||A||A||A||A||A||A||0 / 0||0–0||–|
|Canadian Open||A||A||Q1||A||A||A||A||A||A||0 / 0||0–0||–|
|Cincinnati Open||A||A||A||A||A||Q1||A||A||1R||0 / 1||0–1||0%|
|Tokyo / Wuhan Opens||A||A||A||A||A||A||A||A||0 / 0||0–0||–|
|Overall Win–Loss||0–0||0–2||2–4||0–0||2–4||5–3||0–1||4–1||9–10||1 / 26||22–25||47%|
- 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.
- Juzwiak, Jason (2019-08-04). "'This is what you work for': Pegula romps to first WTA singles title at Citi Open". WTA Tennis. Retrieved 2019-08-05.
- Fink, James (2016-08-11). "Pegula daughters to open Healthy Scratch in HarborCenter". Buffalo Business First. The Business Journals. Retrieved 2019-08-05.
- Fink, James (2017-03-20). "Healthy Scratch food truck hitting the streets". Buffalo Business First. The Business Journals. Retrieved 2019-08-05.