BUFFALO, N.Y. (WIVB) — Jessica Pegula was eliminated in the quarterfinals at Wimbledon on Tuesday in London with a hard-fought loss against Marketa Vondrousova.
The 29-year-old daughter of Bills and Sabres owners Terry and Kim Pegula, born in Buffalo and the top-ranked American at No. 4 in the Women’s Tennis Association rankings, Jessica Pegula has now lost in each of her six Grand Slam tournament quarterfinal matches.
In her first Wimbledon quarterfinal appearance, Pegula built a 4-1 lead in the decisive third set before Vondrousova, the 42nd-ranked player from the Czech Republic, rallied to win the next five games. Pegula had come back from losing the first set 6-4 to win the second 6-2.
To compile onto her singles loss, Pegula and partner Coco Gauff were eliminated from women’s doubles title contention Tuesday, falling to Laura Siegemund and Vera Zvonareva 6-3, 6-3 in the third round.
After pulling out of the mixed doubles competition with a back injury, the losses end Pegula’s time competing at Wimbledon.
Jonah Bronstein joined the WIVB squad in 2022 as a digital sports reporter. The Buffalonian has covered the Bills, Sabres, Bandits, Bisons, colleges, high schools and other notable sporting events in Western New York since 2005, for publications including The Associated Press, The Buffalo News, and Niagara Gazette. Read more of his work here.