Jessica Pegula highlighted she does not really care about “the richest tennis player” label but added it would be nice if people weren’t labeling her that way. Pegula, ranked at No 4 in the world, has been the top-ranked American female Tennis player for quite some time but some still love to talk more about the American’s background.
Pegula’s father, Terry, is an American billionaire businessman and the Pegula family owns NFL’s Buffalo Bills and NHL’s Buffalo Sabers. “Yeah, I mean, people say that. I personally don’t have that money. It’s probably my dad or my parents.
I don’t know why that kind of stuck. I mean, I understand, though. My family obviously is pretty well-known back in America. Yeah, I mean, it is what it is. I mean, it doesn’t really bother me. It would be nice if people didn’t say that.
But do I really care? I mean, not really. It is what is. But, yeah, I mean, I don’t really think it matters how much money you have. Yeah, it would be great to win Wimbledon ’cause then I would also have a lot of money from winning Wimbledon (smiling).
I think I would trade, yes. I think that would be, yeah, probably better,” Pegula said.
Pegula playing for her mom Kim
In 2022 June – just before Wimbledon – Pegula’s mother, Kim, went into cardiac arrest and ended up in ICU.
Earlier this year, Pegula opened up about her mother’s health and revealed that Kim was “dealing with significant expressive aphasia and significant memory issues.” Whenever Pegula goes out on the court, she tries to give her best for her mother.
“To me, she wouldn’t want me to be doing anything else. I think she would want me to keep winning and to keep competing and putting myself out there. Now it’s nice when I get to go home and see her. But I think at the same time she’s always, like, Good luck in your tournaments.
She wants to watch me on TV. I think that inspires her in her recovery, as well, to see me out there still playing,” Pegula said.