Jessica Pegula angrily rips a journalist: "Don't always ask me the same question"

The American tennis player, who is playing the WTA 500 in Adelaide, responded in a rather annoyed manner to a journalist who asked her the reason for her performance in the Slams

by Lorenzo Ciotti
Jessica Pegula angrily rips a journalist: "Don't always ask me the same question"
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Jessica Pegula will play the semifinal at the WTA 500 in Adelaide where she will face the Russian tennis player Daria Kasatkina. The American tennis player, seeded No.2, previously qualified for the quarterfinals of the Australian tournament - struggling more than expected - after beating Bernarda Pera.

After losing the first set, the WTA No.5 raised her level in the second set, managing to recover the match and prevail in 2 hours and 14 minutes with a score of 4-6 6-2 6-3. However, in the press conference the American did not appreciate a journalist's question about her performance in the Grand Slam tournaments, in which she has never managed to go beyond the quarter-finals.

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Jessica Pegula responds annoyed to the journalists

The 29-year-old American responded in a very angrily way to the journalists' question about her results in her Majors: "Don't ask me the same question, you know that my intention is to go beyond the quarterfinals. My goal is always to get to the second week, winning every game without looking too far ahead. If you don't get to the second week, or if you lose in the first or third round, I don't even see it as a failure.

Sure, you can be in a bad mood, but I've never considered it a failure not to win a Grand Slam. Tennis is tennis, you have to start again and move forward, trying to improve the following week. All players want to win a Grand Slam, it's a shame not to succeed, but many of us are used to it."

The American tennis player then beat the Russian Pavlyuchenkova in the quarter-finals of the Australian WTA 500, to continue her hunt for the title and arrive in form at the major in Melbourne, where he has just finished three consecutive quarter-finals in the last three editions. The aim is to dispel this curse. We recall Jessica ended the 2023 tennis season by losing against Iga Swiatek the final of the Cancun WTA Finals. In the same season, she won the 2nd WTA 1000 of her career (for a total of 4 career titles) at the Canadian Open.

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