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

Jessica Pegula
Jessica Pegula, 2015 (cropped).jpg
Jessica Pegula in 2015
Country (sports) United States
Born (1994-02-24) February 24, 1994 (age 25)
Buffalo, New York
Height1.70 m (5 ft 7 in)
Turned pro2009
PlaysRight (two-handed backhand)
CoachJesse Levine
Prize money$754,354
Singles
Career record232–159 (59.3%)
Career titles1 WTA
Highest rankingNo. 55 (August 5, 2019)
Current rankingNo. 55 (August 5, 2019)
Grand Slam Singles results
Australian OpenQ2 (2016)
French Open1R (2019)
Wimbledon1R (2019)
US Open2R (2015)
Doubles
Career record122–77 (61.3%)
Career titles1 WTA 125K, 7 ITF
Highest rankingNo. 92 (February 25, 2013)
Current rankingNo. 124 (July 29, 2019)
Grand Slam Doubles results
French Open3R (2019)
US Open3R (2011)
Last updated on: July 29, 2019.

Contents

CareerEdit

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.

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

Personal lifeEdit

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.[2] The Healthy Scratch business was to be expanded to food truck service in 2017.[3] In 2018, Jessie introduced her own skincare line called Ready 24.[citation needed]

WTA career finalsEdit

Singles: 2 (1 title, 1 runner-up)Edit

Legend
Grand Slam tournaments (0–0)
Tour Championships (0–0)
Premier Mandatory & Premier 5 (0–0)
Premier (0–0)
International (1–1)
Result W–L    Date    Tournament Tier Surface Opponent Score
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

Result W–L    Date    Tournament Surface Opponent Score
Loss 0–1 Jan 2019 Newport Beach,
United States
Hard   Bianca Andreescu 6–0, 4–6, 2–6

Doubles: 1 (1 title)Edit

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

ITF Circuit finalsEdit

Singles: 6 (0–6)Edit

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)
Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Opponent Score
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

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)
Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Partner Opponents Score
Winner 1. 30 October 2011 Saguenay, Canada Hard (i)   Tímea Babos   Gabriela Dabrowski
  Marie-Ève Pelletier
6–4, 6–3
Runner-up 1. 6 November 2011 Toronto, Canada Hard (i)   Tímea Babos   Gabriela Dabrowski
  Marie-Ève Pelletier
5–7, 7–6(7–5), [4–10]
Runner-up 2. 16 January 2012 Plantation, United States Clay   Ahsha Rolle   Catalina Castano
  Laura Thorpe
4–6, 2–6
Winner 2. 22 April 2012 Dothan, United States Clay   Eugenie Bouchard   Sharon Fichman
  Marie-Ève Pelletier
6–4, 4–6, [10–5]
Winner 3. 6 May 2012 Gifu, Japan Hard   Zheng Saisai   Chan Chin-wei
  Hsu Wen-hsin
6–4, 3–6, [10–4]
Runner–up 3. 2 November 2012 Toronto, Canada Hard (i)   Eugenie Bouchard   Gabriela Dabrowski
  Alla Kudryavtseva
2–6, 6–7(2–7)
Runner-up 4. 1 November 2013 Toronto, Canada Hard (i)   Melanie Oudin   Victoria Duval
  Françoise Abanda
6–7(5–7), 6–2, [9–11]
Runner-up 5. 31 January 2015 Maui, United States Hard   Taylor Townsend   Asia Muhammad
  Maria Sanchez
2–6, 6–3, [6–10]
Runner-up 6. 28 February 2016 Rancho Santa Fe, United States Hard   Carol Zhao   Asia Muhammad
  Taylor Townsend
3–6, 4–6
Runner-up 7. 8 May 2016 Indian Harbour Beach, United States Clay   Maria Sanchez   Julia Glushko
  Alexandra Panova
5–7, 4–6
Winner 4. 15 October 2017 Sumter, United States Hard   Taylor Townsend   Alexandra Mueller
  Caitlin Whoriskey
4–6, 7–5, [10–5]
Winner 5. 4 November 2017 Tyler, United States Hard   Taylor Townsend   Jamie Loeb
  Rebecca Peterson
6–4, 6–1
Runner-up 8. 11 November 2017 Waco, United States Hard   Taylor Townsend   Sofia Kenin
  Anastasiya Komardina
5–7, 7–5, [9–11]
Runner-up 9. 4 February 2018 Midland, United States Hard (i)   Maria Sanchez   Kaitlyn Christian
  Sabrina Santamaria
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
4–6, 2–6
Winner 6. 15 July 2018 Honolulu, United States Hard   Misaki Doi   Tayler Johnson
  Ashley Lahey
7–6(7–4), 6–3
Winner 7. 28 October 2018 Macon, United States Hard   Caty McNally   Anna Danilina
  Ingrid Neel
6–1, 5–7, [11–9]

Performance timelinesEdit

Key
W  F  SF QF #R RR Q# A NH
(W) Won; (F) finalist; (SF) semifinalist; (QF) quarterfinalist; (#R) rounds 4, 3, 2, 1; (RR) round-robin stage; (Q#) qualification round; (A) absent; (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.

SinglesEdit

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.

Tournament 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 SR W–L Win%
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[1] 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[2] A A A A A A A A 0 / 0 0–0  – 
Career statistics
Tournaments played 0 2 4 0 4 3 1 1 11 26
Titles 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
Finals 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 2
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%
Year-end ranking[3] 288 147 206 775 151 165 632 125 $808,339
  • 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.

ReferencesEdit

  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 2019-08-05.
  2. ^ Fink, James (2016-08-11). "Pegula daughters to open Healthy Scratch in HarborCenter". Buffalo Business First. The Business Journals. Retrieved 2019-08-05.
  3. ^ Fink, James (2017-03-20). "Healthy Scratch food truck hitting the streets". Buffalo Business First. The Business Journals. Retrieved 2019-08-05.

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