Jessica Pegula

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Jessica Pegula
Jessica Pegula 1, 2015 Wimbledon Qualifying - Diliff.jpg
Country (sports)  United States
Born (1994-02-24) February 24, 1994 (age 24)
Buffalo, New York, U.S.
Height 1.70 m (5 ft 7 in)
Turned pro 2009
Plays Right-handed (two-handed backhand)
Coach Michael Joyce
Prize money $494,824
Singles
Career record 204–141
Career titles 0 WTA, 0 ITF
Highest ranking No. 123 (June 10, 2013)
Current ranking No. 227 (10 September 2018)
Grand Slam Singles results
Australian Open Q2 (2016)
French Open Q3 (2015)
Wimbledon Q3 (2015)
US Open 2R (2015)
Doubles
Career record 109–71
Career titles 0 WTA, 5 ITF
Highest ranking No. 92 (February 25, 2013)
Current ranking No. 138 (10 September 2018)
Grand Slam Doubles results
US Open 3R (2011)
Last updated on: 17 September 2018.

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

Career[edit]

On August 30, 2011, Pegula was granted a wildcard exemption into the main draw of the U.S. women's 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 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.

Personal life[edit]

The oldest daughter of Kim Pegula and the middle daughter of professional sports investor and natural gas tycoon Terry Pegula 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.[1] The Healthy Scratch business will expand to food truck service in 2017.[2]

WTA career finals[edit]

Singles: 1 (1 runner-up)[edit]

Legend
Grand Slam tournaments (0–0)
WTA Tour Championships (0–0)
Premier Mandatory & Premier 5 (0–0)
Premier (0–0)
International (0–1)
Result W–L    Date    Tournament Tier Surface Opponent Score
Loss 0–1 Sep 2018 Tournoi de Québec, Canada International Carpet (i) France Pauline Parmentier 5–7, 2–6

ITF finals (5–15)[edit]

Singles (0–5)[edit]

Legend
$100,000 tournaments
$75,000 tournaments
$50,000-$60,000 tournaments
$25,000 tournaments
$15,000 tournaments
$10,000 tournaments
Finals by surface
Hard (0–3)
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 Germany Laura Siegemund 7–6(7–4), 1–6, 2–6
Runner-up 2. 28 May 2012 Sacramento, United States Hard United States Maria Sanchez 6–4, 3–6, 1–6
Runner-up 3. 5 August 2012 Vancouver, Canada Hard United States Mallory Burdette 3–6, 0–6
Runner-up 4. 18 March 2018 Tampa, United States Clay United States Katerina Stewart 2–6, 3–6
Runner-up 5. 15 July 2018 Honolulu, United States Hard Japan Nao Hibino 0–6, 2–6

Doubles (5–10)[edit]

Legend
$100,000 tournaments
$75,000 tournaments
$50,000 tournaments
$25,000 tournaments
$15,000 tournaments
$10,000 tournaments
Finals by surface
Hard (4–8)
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) Hungary Tímea Babos Canada Gabriela Dabrowski
Canada Marie-Ève Pelletier
6–4, 6–3
Runner-up 1. 6 November 2011 Toronto, Canada Hard (i) Hungary Tímea Babos Canada Gabriela Dabrowski
Canada Marie-Ève Pelletier
5–7, 7–6(7–5), [4–10]
Runner-up 2. 16 January 2012 Plantation, United States Clay United States Ahsha Rolle Colombia Catalina Castano
France Laura Thorpe
4–6, 2–6
Winner 2. 22 April 2012 Dothan, United States Clay Canada Eugenie Bouchard Canada Sharon Fichman
Canada Marie-Ève Pelletier
6–4, 4–6, [10–5]
Winner 3. 6 May 2012 Gifu, Japan Hard China Zheng Saisai Chinese Taipei Chan Chin-wei
Chinese Taipei Hsu Wen-hsin
6–4, 3–6, [10–4]
Runner–up 3. 2 November 2012 Toronto, Canada Hard (i) Canada Eugenie Bouchard Canada Gabriela Dabrowski
Russia Alla Kudryavtseva
2–6, 6–7(2–7)
Runner-up 4. 1 November 2013 Toronto, Canada Hard (i) United States Melanie Oudin United States Victoria Duval
Canada Françoise Abanda
6–7(5–7), 6–2, [9–11]
Runner-up 5. 31 January 2015 Maui, United States Hard United States Taylor Townsend United States Asia Muhammad
United States Maria Sanchez
2–6, 6–3, [6–10]
Runner-up 6. 28 February 2016 Rancho Santa Fe, United States Hard Canada Carol Zhao United States Asia Muhammad
United States Taylor Townsend
3–6, 4–6
Runner-up 7. 8 May 2016 Indian Harbour Beach, United States Clay United States Maria Sanchez Israel Julia Glushko
Russia Alexandra Panova
5–7, 4–6
Winner 4. 15 October 2017 Sumter, United States Hard United States Taylor Townsend United States Alexandra Mueller
United States Caitlin Whoriskey
4–6, 7–5, [10–5]
Winner 5. 4 November 2017 Tyler, United States Hard United States Taylor Townsend United States Jamie Loeb
Sweden Rebecca Peterson
6–4, 6–1
Runner-up 8. 11 November 2017 Waco, United States Hard United States Taylor Townsend United States Sofia Kenin
Russia Anastasiya Komardina
5–7, 7–5, [9–11]
Runner-up 9. 4 February 2018 Midland, United States Hard (i) United States Maria Sanchez United States Kaitlyn Christian
United States Sabrina Santamaria
5–7, 6–4, [8–10]
Runner-up 10. 14 April 2018 Indian Harbour Beach, United States Hard United States Maria Sanchez Romania Irina Bara
Spain Sílvia Soler Espinosa
4–6, 2–6

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