Jessica Pegula next match: When ‘the world’s richest tennis player’ plays next

Jessica Pegula
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The American number one Jessica Pegula for years has been mainly known as “the world’s richest tennis player”. Yet, her achievements on the court can’t be denied by anyone. Here is what comes next for Jess Pegula.

Pegula’s run at the 2023 Wimbledon saw her equal her best-ever Grand Slam run and she has now reached the quarterfinals in all 4 Grand Slams.

Jessica Pegula’s next tournament & match

Jessica Pegula’s next match and odds
Next TournamentAustralian Open
Next OpponentClara Burel
Next Match Date and Time18/01/2024
Pegula Odds7/50 (1.14)

The World No. 5 is eyeing a breakthrough at the 2024 Australian Open, eager to improve on her quarterfinal finish from the previous year. Pegula, who had a less-than-spectacular showing in the United Cup, showcased her resilience in Adelaide, reaching the semifinals before withdrawing due to a gastrointestinal illness.

Despite the setback in Adelaide, Pegula’s impressive form over the past few months has elevated her status as a major contender. With titles in Montreal and Seoul, coupled with runner-up finishes in Tokyo and the WTA Finals, the American has proven herself as a force to be reckoned with on the tour.

The Australian Open holds particular significance for Pegula, given her consistent quarterfinal appearances in the last three editions. Known for her reliability in the early rounds of majors, Pegula boasts a remarkable 12-0 record in first-round matches since the start of 2021.

Jessica Pegula’s next match – Australian Open second round vs Clara Burel

Having rebounded from a GI illness that led to her Adelaide withdrawal at the semi-final stage, Pegula delivered a dominant performance in the first round, defeating Rebecca Marino in straight sets. The American, a consistent quarterfinalist in the last three Australian Open editions, aims to break through to the semifinals this year.

Her opponent, Clara Burel, a former junior finalist at the Australian Open, enters the second round after convincingly defeating Aleksandra Krunic. The 22-year-old Frenchwoman is on the verge of a top 50 debut, fueled by her strong second half in the 2023 season, including a title at 125k Angers and a third-round appearance at the US Open.

Jessica Pegula’s 2023 campaign

Despite being born in extreme wealth Jessica Pegula has always been one of the hardest-working players on the Tour. Happily married and not worried about money Jess has focused all her energy on doing what she loves to do and this is playing tennis.

Her 2023 results so far only confirm her status as one of the best players on the Tour right now. Despite early exits both at the Australian Open (quarterfinal) and the French Open (round 3), Pegula maintained her status as America’s Number One thanks to 2 Major quarterfinals and a title at Miami’s Masters. Pegula is also very busy in doubles and she’s reached world number 2 in doubles with her partner Coco Gauff.

Current WTA ranking – where is Pegula on the WTA rankings?

Jessica Pegula is ranked fifth in the world but she has lots of points to defend this coming week as she is the defending Citi Open champion from 2022.

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