Jessica Pegula acknowledged that she was probably more privileged than other people because of her background, but noted that she has always tried to be a «very realistic» person. The Pegula family is one of the wealthiest families in the United States, as her father, Terry, owns the NFL’s Buffalo Bills and the NHL’s Buffalo Sabers.
Terry Pegula’s net worth is estimated to be around $5.7 billion. “No, I just mean my family and stuff, you know, I know I was more privileged than other people, and I’m aware of that. I try to be very realistic, and I think I am,» Pegula said, according to Sportskeeda.
“Yeah, I know maybe that’s not the story people gravitate towards, right? They may think it’s interesting. I know some people do, but yeah, I’m aware of that and I know that.»
Pegula: I have earned my respect.
Pegula, who is currently the highest-ranked American tennis player, is 28 years old and definitely a well-known figure on the WTA Tour.
After spending some time with Pegula and seeing who she is as a person, players began to respect the 28-year-old. “I also think I have a lot of respect from people. I think it’s known, at least on tour and with the players, that yes, I have that respect.
But then again, it’s a bit under the radar. So I do not know. Maybe it’s just me, I guess,» Pegula added. Meanwhile, Pegula has had a great 2022 season. One of the most surprising things about 2022 is that Pegula, although he is having a great season, has yet to win any titles this year.
This season, Pegula finished runner-up at a WTA 1000 event in Madrid, while reaching the semifinals at WTA 1000 events in Miami and Toronto. Pegula has also had some deep Grand Slam runs this year, reaching back-to-back Major quarterfinals at the Australian Open and French Open.