Jessica Pegula says that she and Cori Gauff are honored to be in the position to represent the United States at the upcoming WTA Finals in Fort Worth, Texas. Last week, Pegula and Gauff made it as far as the San Diego Open.
After their hot run in San Diego, Pegula and Gauff became the fifth doubles team to qualify for the WTA Finals. Pegula has also qualified for the WTA singles finals, while Gauff is also expected to qualify for the prestigious season-ending event.
«It’s a great honour. When we did well earlier this year, we did well in singles as well. But we thought ‘we want to get to the finals at the end of the year for doubles and singles as well’. So I think for us to be able to play doubles is unbelievable,» Pegula said.
Pegula, Gauff ready to represent the United States
For the first time since 2015, the United States will have an all-American doubles team at the WTA Finals. “It’s strange that it’s been so long, but we’re happy to be able to break that. [drought] so hopefully we can do well,” added Pegula.
Pegula, who began her season with back-to-back first-round losses, has been one of the most consistent players this season. Now, she Pegula says that she is happy with the way she responded after a slow start to the season. “That’s the good thing about it.
You start the year and you have no idea how it will end. I guess that’s the beauty of our sport. Lots of ups and downs and challenges along the way, but coming to the end of the year I feel good.
I’m happy with how I’ve faced all the challenges of the year, travel, different surfaces, everything you can imagine,» reflected Pegula. Whether Pegula and Gauff can win their fourth WTA Finals title of the year remains to be seen.