Jessica Pegula Biography

Jessica Pegula is a hardworking and talented American Tennis Player. Jessica showcases a distinctive blend of power and finesse on the court with her right-handed playing style and strong two-handed backhand. Her strategic mindset and ability to adapt to various situations make her an imposing adversary for any competitor.

David Witt is her coach who received training under one of the world’s top female tennis players Venus Williams. Her playing style is Right-handed or two-handed backhand. She will play against Lesia Tsurenko today in the Round of 16 in the ongoing Wimbledon 2023. 

Early Life

Jessica was born on 24th February 1994 in Buffalo, New York, United States of America. The names of her parents are Terry Pegula and Kim Pegula. While the names of her siblings are Kelly Pegula, Matthew Pegula, Michael Pegula, and Laura Pegula. She is currently residing in Palm Beach County, Florida. She went to Division I college at the University of Pittsburgh. Her profession was more inclined toward becoming a professional sports player. At the age of 7, she began training herself for playing Tennis. 

Jessica Pegula Career

Jessica started her professional journey in 2009 and played the first WTA qualifying match at Ponte Vedra Beach. Next year she continued to play at the ITF circuit. In 2011 she played at the Women’s Tennis Association in US Open, Wimbledon, French Open, and Australian Open. Next year she played matches with Indian Wells and Quebec City teams.

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In the 2015 US Open, she made her grand slam singles debut as a qualifier. She qualified in the first round but lost against Dominika Cibulkova in the third set. In 2017 she won two doubles titles on the ITF circuit. In 2018 she was ranked under the top 200 and later ended up inside the top 125. She has defeated Kristyna Pliskova, Ons Jabeur, and Sofia Kenin. Next year she finished the year ranked under the top 100 as her rank was 76th. 

She also achieved a WTA career single at Washington Open by defeating Camila Giorgi. In 2020 she played ASB Classic in Auckland where she defeated Tamara Zidansek and Alize Cornet and managed to play in Semifinals. In the semi-finals, she defeated Caroline Wozniacki and during the finals, she lost against Serena Williams. She also played matches at the Western & Southern Open and US Open.

Rise to Fame

In 2021, she received huge fame at the 2021 Australian Open as she defeated Victoria Azarenka, Kristina Mladenovich, Samantha Stosur, and Elina Svitolina. In this way, she was able to reach her first Grand Slam Quarter Final. She competed in Quarter Final at the Australian Open although, she couldn’t progress further.

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Later she played in Indian Wells Masters or BNP Paribas Open and entered the Australian Open to show the world her class game. Currently, she is competing in the very challenging environment of Wimbledon 2023 where she showed her exceptional temperament to reach Round of 16. 

Jessica Pegula Biography

Real Name Jessica Pegula
Birth Date 24 February 1994
Age (as of 2023) 28 Years
Birth Place Buffalo, New York, U.S.
Nationality American
Profession Tennis Player
Religion Christianity
Sun sign Pisces

Physical Statistics

Height in feet inches – 5’ 7” – in Centimetres – 170 cm
Weight in Kilograms – 70 kg  –  in Pounds –  154 lbs
Shoe Size 8 (U.S.)
Hair Color Dark Brown
Eye Color Brown
Body Type Athletic


Father Terry Pegula
Mother Kim Pegula
Sister Kelly Pegula
Brother None



Relationship Status

Marital Status Married
Affair No
Who is her husband? Taylor Gahagen

Personal Life

Jessica married her husband Taylor Gahagen who is her long-time sweetheart. Taylor worked as a senior investment analyst in a company for seven years which is owned by his mother and father-in-law. October 2021 marked a momentous occasion as Jessica Pegula and Taylor exchanged vows in a truly enchanting setting—the stunning Biltmore Estate in North Carolina.

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The couple opted for an intimately private wedding, graced solely by their nearest and dearest. Notably, the guest list included esteemed members of the Women’s Tennis Association, such as Taylor Townsend, Samantha Crawford, Jennifer Brady, and Asia Muhammad, who came together to celebrate their special day.

Jessica Pegula Net Worth

Jessica Pegula earns a total of $1.4 million from her tennis career.  She also has many other sources of income like her restaurant and cosmetic business, sponsors, and event appearances. According to sources her net worth has been estimated at around $4 million.


  • Her father Terry is an American businessman with an interest in Natural gas, real estate, and the entertainment and sports industry.
  • Pegula has her own skincare line named Ready 24 in 2017.
  • She opened a restaurant named Healthy Scratch with her sister in Buffalo, New York.
  • Her parents own an NFL team Buffalo Bills.
  • On 23rd November 2020, she was ranked 62nd position in Singles.
  • On 30th August 2011 she was granted a wildcard exemption to play at US Open doubles where she was paired up with Taylor Townsend.

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