Latest Jessica Pegula News

Carlos Alcaraz youngest year-end No. 1 in ATP rankings

Dec. 05, 2022 12:24 PM EST

Teenager Carlos Alcaraz is the youngest year-end No. 1 in the history of the ATP computerized rankings and joins fellow Spaniard Rafael Nadal as the first players from the same country to claim the top two spots at the close of a season since Americans Pete Sampras and Michael Chang in 1996. ...

Amid Musk Twitter chaos, athletes & celebs cope just like us

Nov. 21, 2022 13:48 PM EST

No, LeBron James does not want to be traded — that was put into the world by a fake Twitter feed purporting to belong to the Los Angeles Lakers superstar when a pay-$8-and-pretend-to-be-anyone verification system made a brief appearance. And no, actor Edward Norton is not all that...

Garcia tops Kasatkina for final spot in semis of WTA Finals

Nov. 06, 2022 08:47 AM EST

FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — Caroline Garcia spiked a banana on her bench while a first-set lead was slipping away, and Daria Kasatkina later whacked a couple of balls hard into the court with her racket after losing on serve. All that was before a tense third set filled with brilliant...

Winless Pegula tries to see bright side of WTA Finals debut

Nov. 04, 2022 23:54 PM EDT

FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — Jessica Pegula dropped her head to the table in front of the microphone, smiling while hoping there might be just one victory awaiting the American in her WTA Finals debut. She couldn't even get a consolation prize. The Buffalo native was New...

Coco Gauff eliminated at WTA Finals; Iga Swiatek into semis

Nov. 03, 2022 23:34 PM EDT

FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — Tears gathered in Coco Gauff’s eyes as she sat on the WTA Finals sideline during a changeover Thursday night after giving away a lead in what would become a 7-6 (6), 6-3 round-robin loss to Daria Kasatkina that ended the 18-year-old American's hopes of reaching the...

Jabeur rallies past Pegula, Sakkari wins again at WTA Finals

Nov. 03, 2022 00:03 AM EDT

FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — Ons Jabeur wasn't used to the idea of playing so soon after a loss in her WTA Finals debut. Took her a bit to adjust as well. The Tunisian rallied for a three-set victory over Jessica Pegula on Wednesday night, keeping alive the U.S. Open...

King gets, disagrees with, Swiatek's choice to skip BJK Cup

Nov. 01, 2022 19:18 PM EDT

FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — Billie Jean King gets why No. 1-ranked Iga Swiatek decided to skip the Billie Jean King Cup Finals because they are right after — and half a world away from — the WTA Finals. King just figures she would have made a different choice. “I...

Sakkari edges Pegula, Sabalenka beats Jabeur at WTA Finals

Nov. 01, 2022 01:11 AM EDT

FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — Maria Sakkari couldn't help but smile a wide smile after taking a pair of tiebreakers to edge Jessica Pegula across more than two hours of big-hitting baseline action in front of a sparse crowd Monday as round-robin singles play began at the WTA Finals. ...

Coco Gauff, Jessica Pegula in sync with tennis, not TikTok

Nov. 01, 2022 01:10 AM EDT

FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — Coco Gauff and Jessica Pegula were born a decade apart, which does not matter so much when it comes to playing tennis together but definitely creates a barrier when the subject is TikTok. “We don’t really notice the age difference until certain...

Iga Swiatek is elite of elite at season-ending WTA Finals

Oct. 30, 2022 14:10 PM EDT

FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — Iga Swiatek’s body of work in 2022 speaks for itself. She’s been No. 1 in the rankings since April. She owns a tour-leading eight titles, including two at Grand Slam tournaments. She’s collected a year’s-best 64 victories heading into the WTA...