Jessica Pegula‘s wedding is just days away. The 27-year-old American, who has just lost to Victoria Azarenka in the BNP Paribas Open quarterfinals, will marry her long-time partner Taylor Gahagen next week.
Rising to a career-high ranking of No.23 and reaching her first Grand Slam quarterfinal at the Australian Open are not the only things Pegula will remember the year 2021 for. On Friday, October 22, the American tennis player will put on a wedding dress and marry her fiancé Taylor Gahagen, a senior investment analyst.
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Playing the BNP Paribas Open with the wedding just days away was not a problem for Pegula. However, what does make her uneasy is her WTA friend Jennifer Brady, who constantly puts off shopping for a wedding outfit:
I invited her (to the wedding) and I’m slightly worried. I don’t know if she has a dress, she keeps saying she’s going to look for one but every time I ask her she’s like ‘yeah I’ll go look today’ and I’m like you’re not. She says that every single day.
So I’m a little worried. I was talking to Madison Keys, and she was like ‘I guarantee if she comes back to Orlando she’s going to be like hey, do you have a dress that I can wear.’ So yeah, definitely do not trust her.
Pegula will close the season as a married woman. After the wedding, she’ll travel to Prague to represent the United States in the November 1-6 Billie Jean King Cup finals. Pegula’s team members at the six-day event inside the O2 Arena will be Danielle Collins, Sloane Stephens, CoCo Vandeweghe and Caroline Dolehide.
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