American tennis star Jessica Pegula revealed she hasn't talked with any American players regarding what happened in Texas but added that doesn't mean she doesn't care or what happened is not important. At the Robb Elementary School in Texas, 19 children and two teachers were killed in a mass shooting.
"To be honest, I have not talked to either of them about it at all. I haven’t talked to any player about it," revealed Pegula. "I don’t know, maybe one time, but usually when we are here we’re just thinking about the next match and tennis.
And not that that’s more important than what’s going on, but I think here maybe we just try not to think about it. And then usually if you go back to your hotel and you’re on your phone and reading the news and all this stuff is where you kind of come across it more.
But as far as being on site when we’re getting ready to play doubles or we’re practicing together I haven’t really said anything to them or vice versa”.
Pegula through to the French Open quarterfinal
Pegula is enjoying the clay season of her life as she has been through to the French Open quarterfinal.
On Monday, Pegula overcame Irina Begu in three sets to progress into her first quarterfinal at Roland Garros. In the quarterfinal, Pegula will be taking on first-seeded Iga Swiatek. Beating Swiatek is considered as the toughest thing to do in the game as the Pole hasn't had a loss since mid-February.
Two months ago in Miami, Pegula was beaten by Swiatek in the Miami semifinal. Swiatek is currently on a 32-match winning streak and Pegula will have to be at her absolute best if she wants to stand a chance versus the Pole.