“Jessica Pegula, at some point, will get a little bit worn down”

Tennis journalist Gill Gross expects Jessica Pegula to expertise a decline in type quickly, primarily resulting from her age.

Pegula was a part of the United States United Cup staff that included Taylor Fritz, Denis Kudla, Rajeev Ram, Alycia Parks, and Desirae Krawczyk. The United States couldn’t repeat their 2023 success as they had been knocked out within the group stage.

In a latest podcast by Monday Match Analysis, Gill Gross was answering followers’ questions in regards to the 2024 season.

He was requested to make predictions on the efficiency of the WTA prime 10 gamers. While talking about Pegula, he stated that she would possibly expertise a decline in her recreation resulting from her age, however he is not positive if it is this season. He additional acknowledged that if the American finishes the 2024 season as No. 9 on the WTA rankings, he will not be stunned.

“Pegula, at some level, will get a little bit worn down. I do not know if that is this 12 months or subsequent 12 months—no matter it’s. It’s been a exceptional couple of years for Pegula. She’s 29 years previous, and I do count on a decline. It might be this 12 months; it would not shock me. If Pegula finishes the 12 months ninth on the planet or one thing, it would not shock me,” Gill Gross stated (42:00)

In the identical interview, he additionally acknowledged that Iga Swiatek, Aryna Sabalenka, Elena Rybakina, and Coco Gauff have a agency grip on the WTA prime 4 and will not be falling out quickly. Additionally, he famous that they’ve age on their facet as all 4 gamers are underneath 25.

“I believe its very plain that the highest 4 is between Swiatek, Sabalenka, Gauff and Rybakina. It’s very onerous to see any one in every of them falling out of the highest six. To me, they’re very established, and they’re all 25 or youthful. Sabalenka is the oldest at 25. After that, I believe it will get attention-grabbing,” he stated (41:35)

Jessica Pegula and accomplice Coco Gauff received two trophies in doubles final season

2023 WTA Finals - Day 7
2023 WTA Finals – Day 7

Throughout final season, Coco Gauff and Jessica Pegula performed doubles collectively, besides at the Toray Pan Pacific Open in September 2023 when Pegula partnered with 19-year-old Ashlyn Krueger.

The 2023 season was one to recollect for each Jessica Pegula and her compatriot Coco Gauff. They each had successes within the singles class, with Pegula successful two titles and Coco Gauff securing 4 trophies, together with the US Open.

The duo additionally carried out nicely within the doubles class, clinching two trophies collectively. They secured victories at the Miami Masters and the Qatar TotalEnergies Open.

At the Miami Masters, they defeated Leylah Fernandez and Taylor Townsend within the ultimate. Gauff and Pegula additionally defeated Jelena Ostapenko and Lyudmyla Kichenok within the Qatar TotalEnergies Open ultimate.

Currently, Pegula and Gauff maintain the No. 3 place within the WTA doubles rankings.

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