Jessica Pegula and Cori Gauff have achieved quite a feat as they are the first American duo to rank inside the top 4 since Serena and Venus Williams. This week, Pegula, 28, rose to her career high of No. 3, while Gauff, 18, moved up to her career high of No. 4.
On social media, Pegula reacted to her and Gauff’s feat. «This is interesting lol,» Pegula wrote on her Instagram story. On Twitter, Pegula had a slightly different reaction: «And we’re 10 years apart.»
And we are 10 years apart 🤫😂 —Jessie Pegula (@JLPegula) October 24, 2022
Pegula, Gauff ready to compete in the WTA Finals
Both Pegula and Gauff will make their debut in the singles event at the WTA Finals.
Additionally, Pegula and Gauff will compete together in the doubles event at the prestigious season finale tournament. Pegula, who has played a lot of tennis this year, also plans to represent the United States at the Billie Jean King Cup Finals in Glasgow.
Pegula is ready to end her busy season very late, but plans to get some rest in the off-season. “I still have the WTA Finals and the Billie Jean King Cup in the next two weeks, basically for the rest of the month.
So I’m really going to focus on that. Obviously I will take a little vacation, I will rest a little, I will enjoy the vacations in the United States, I will spend some time with my family. Yes, the off-season is right around the corner. I will definitely be training again in December, yes, I hope to start the year again in Australia,» Pegula said, according to Tennis365.
Last week, Pegula captured her first WTA 1000 title after beating Maria Sakkari in the Guadalajara final. Amazingly, that was Pegula’s second WTA title. Previously, Pegula lifted her first WTA title in 2019, in Washington. After winning the WTA 1000 event in Guadalajara, Pegula admitted that she was relieved.