“I look up to her in that way,” Coco Gauff feels proud of her doubles partner Jessica Pegula for keeping calm during mom’s illness 

American teenager Coco Gauff hails her doubles partner Jessica Pegula for remaining calm on the court while battling challenges off the court.

“I look up to her in that way,” Coco Gauff feels proud of her doubles partner Jessica Pegula for keeping calm during mom’s illness 

Jessica Pegula, Coco Gauff

American tennis sensation Coco Gauff has applauded the mental fortitude of her partner Jessica Pegula amidst the news of the health issues of her mother. Gauff expressed pride in her doubles partner for battling on and off-court challenges simultaneously. She also expressed her surprise about how her compatriot carried herself in the face of adversity. 


“I read her Players’ Tribune essay, and it was great. It was emotional,” Gauff said after her victory against former World No. 2 Petra Kvitova in the Round of 16 at the Qatar Open. “I’m glad she was able to get those thoughts out. Definitely probably not easy reliving a certain situation and sharing it with the world. I’m super proud of her for that.”

Gauff further praised Pegula for her resilience during tough times. “Honestly, I look up to her in that way. You know, I have been experiencing it up close, and just seeing the way she carries herself, you would have never guessed all the things she’s gone through. So that speaks to her personality and speaks to her level of coolness. Hopefully, I can have that.”

Earlier in the essay, Pegula revealed that her mother was successfully revived but the event had a life-changing impact on the current World No. 4 singles player. Pegula, on the court though, did not let anything impact her mind as she went on to win the biggest title of her career at the WTA 1000 Guadalajara Open.


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Jessica Pegula earlier thanked the tennis community for the support 

Jessica Pegula, Kim Pegula (Image: People)

The Pegula family has kept the health concern of Kim Pegula private until now. She suffered a cardiac arrest in 2022. Just a few days back Jessica Pegula revealed her mother’s condition in The Player’s Tribune. The tennis community came out to support her right after the news became public. 

Now she gave her heartfelt thanks to the tennis world. “It’s great. I hope that you are watching. Obviously, it was a huge inspiration and really therapeutic for me to write that piece and it was really great to see the response from everyone especially those in the tennis community was really special. really appreciate that,” she said after her match against Jelena Ostapenko in the Qatar Open. 

Jessica Pegula along with Coco Gauff is looking to carry on the success of the last tour. They are going strong in the doubles event in Doha reaching the final. On Friday, the duo will lock horns with the pair of Jelena Ostapenko and Lyudmyla Kichenok for the title. 


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