Jessica Pegula reveals the reasons behind her breakup with David Witt

The American tennis player left her former coach ahead of the BNP Paribas Open

by Lorenzo Ciotti
Jessica Pegula reveals the reasons behind her breakup with David Witt
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Jessica Pegula explained the decision to split with her coaches David Witt, on the eve of Indian Wells

The American tennis player began training with Witt in 2019 and, since then, her progress has been evident, culminating in the victory of four WTA titles, including the two WTA 1000 in Guadalajara in 2022 and Monterrey in 2023. Last season, Jessica also played in the final of the WTA Finals in Cancun, losing to Iga Swiatek.

The work between Pegula and Witt has also brought excellent results in the Majors, considering that Jessica has reached the quarterfinals at both the Australia Open, the Roland Garros, Wimbledon and the US Open, between 2021 and 2023.

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Pegula explained the reason behind her split with Witt

At the media day of the BNP Paribas Open, the American talked about many topics, including the split with Witt.

"A different ranking, a different place personally and career-wise. David and I have been very successful and what we've been able to accomplish together has been really amazing, but I think having started with him when I was maybe 25, and then being 30 this year, I think I'm in a very different place," she told.

The American tennis player wanted to clarify that nothing had happened between her and her now former coach, specifying that she just wants to start a new chapter in her professional life.

"Pretty much, it was just me wanting to make a change and I felt it was quite natural. It wasn't anything bad, it was just me starting a new chapter in my career. Obviously, I had been successful, it's not that I was losing and I needed to change something.

I wanted to change things, and I think being uncomfortable makes you learn new things and pushes you in new directions and can be really helpful. I think it was just more to keep pushing myself, and I didn't want to get too comfortable," explained Jessica.

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