Jessica Pegula shares an update

Sidelined with injury, Pegula shares when she plans to rejoin the WTA Tour and what she is doing in her 'free' time

The tennis world has missed Jessica Pegula. Pegula has been a stalwart for the past four years playing week in and week out, often in both singles and doubles disciplines.

She missed the Middle East swing of the tour over the winter and after some match play culminating in the Billie Jean King Cup qualifying matches against Belgium this spring, she is sitting out the clay court season with a rib injury.

Pegula recently made the not surprising announcement that she would not play at Roland Garros. With no clay court matches under her belt and finally get back to full strength, Pegula is playing it safe and preserving her body for the grass court season which is more conducive to her game.

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Jessica Pegula also dropped a personal tidbit on Instagram that surprised no one. She got a new puppy. Pegula is an avid dog lover and lost one of her precious fur babies last year so adding to her family while spending a prolonged time at home seemed like a no-brainer.

We will have to wait for more details about the puppy, but in the meantime, Jessica Pegula was a guest on Rennae Stubbs and Sam Querrey's The French Connection podcast. She shared plenty of tidbits with Stubbs and Querrey.

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Pegula is planning her return to play a full grass court season at the WTA 250 Libema Open in 's-Hertogenbosch, Netherlands on June 10. She wants to play singles and doubles in the weeks leading up to Wimbledon with the exception of the week prior at Rothesay International at Eastbourne, Great Britian the week of June 24 where the plan is to just play singles.

Stubbs asked Pegula with her prolonged layoff if she had time to think about what she wants to do after her tennis career ends. Pegula shared that she had childhood ambitions of being a GM of a hockey team as a 15 year old. While that may not be her postretirement career aspirations, she does want to say close to sports which is coincidentally the family business; her family owns the NFL's Buffalo Bills and NHL's Buffalo Sabres.

Hopefully retirement is not anytime soon because fans want to see Pegula win that elusive Grand Slam. Could it be Wimbledon 2024? We will have to wait and see.