Jessica Pegula carries her Buffalo Bills fandom in her heart. Her parents are the co-owners of the Bills so it is the family business. Pegula could not resist sharing her support for the team after they pulled out an improbable late-game win over the Miami Dolphins by the score of 21-14 in Sunday night football. It was their fifth consecutive win. With the victory, the Bills clinched the AFC East division championship.
This is a much different year for the Bills who are one year removed from Damar Hamlin's on-the-field cardiac arrest. Pegula showed her support then by wearing his number 3 on her skirt. At the time, she was ranked World No. 3 so people who were not aware thought she was wearing her ranking.
Before the US Open last fall, Pegula stopped by the Bills training camp. She enjoys hanging around with different athletes and learning from them.
After an early United Cup exit for the US, what is next for Jessica Pegula?
That will soon change as she is entered in the draw for Adelaide International. She is the second ranked player in the tournament (Elena Rybakina as the top seed). She has a first round bye but could play an interesting second round match against Paula Badosa, should Badosa advance past the qualifier she is set to face in the opening round.
World No. 5 Pegula is 29 years old and conceded the top US female ranking to Coco Gauff who is World No. 3 at the end of 2023. The pair are expected to join forces again at the Australian Open in doubles while continuing to pursue their singles ambitions in this Olympic year.