When she placed third in the world at the 2022 Australian Open, Jessica Pegula established quite a reputation for herself. Fans will be keeping a close eye on her serves and strokes at the 2023 Australian Open, making her one to watch this year.
While the world is enthralled by her play on the court, it is also interested in learning about her personal life. Pegula wed her longtime partner, in the latter half of 2021.
American senior investment analyst Taylor Gagahen worked at Jessica’s parents’ company, Pegula Sports and Entertainment, for seven years. After that, he worked as a director of corporate development, a director of brand strategy, and ultimately in marketing for the Buffalo Sabres, an NHL team owned by the Pegulas. Galhagen earned a BSc in business administration from the State University of New York at Fredonia before earning an MBA from Canisius College.
The 28-year-old is also well known for his work with animals; he co-founded A Lending Paw, an organization that supports rescue dogs and helps them get better so they can find new homes.
Pegula at the Australian Open, ranking, and results in 2023
Now the world no.3 (career-high), Jessica has managed to achieve a composed 8-1 win-loss record in 2023. Pegula is now having a run at the Australian Open where she conquered the world no.161 Jaqueline Cristian 6-0 6-1, the world no.38 Aliaksandra Sasnovich 6-2 7-65, the world no.61 Marta Kostyuk 6-0 6-2 and the world no.23 Barbora Krejcikova 7-5 6-2.
Jessica clinched 1 title in 2023 in Australia.