Richest tennis player Jessica Pegula would trade family’s billions for Wimbledon title

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Despite her family’s multi-billion-dollar fortune, Jessica Pegula remains undeterred as she tirelessly battles on the tennis courts. Her lifelong dream to claim the coveted Wimbledon title eclipses all else, to the extent that she would willingly part ways with her parent’s wealth for a chance to lift the prestigious Grand Slam trophy.

Jessica Pegula

Pegula’s unyielding dedication and relentless work ethic have propelled her into the upper echelons of the Women’s Tennis Association (WTA) rankings, firmly establishing her as one of the Top 5 players in the world. With a remarkable $9,222,538 in prize money already earned throughout her career, the current world No.4’s unwavering ambition burns brighter than ever.

Amidst discussions surrounding her status as the “richest tennis player,” Pegula maintains a grounded outlook. The 29-year-old points out that the wealth attributed to her is not her own and gracefully dismisses its significance, “I don’t really think it matters how much money you have.” Speaking at a press conference held at Wimbledon, she candidly expresses her willingness to forgo her father Terry Pegula’s fortune in exchange for a title at The Championships.

It would be great to win Wimbledon because then I would also have a lot of money from winning Wimbledon.

I think I would trade, yes. I think that would probably be better.

Pegula has achieved her career-best performance at Wimbledon this year, advancing to the quarterfinals. She’s set to face Marketa Vondrousova on Tuesday, aiming to secure her first-ever Grand Slam semifinal spot. A potential showdown with either world No.1 Iga Swiatek or the remarkable mom on Tour, Elina Svitolina, awaits if she succeeds.


  1. Only a person with a very large amount of money would say that it doesn’t matter how much money you have. Not graceful at all but very insensitive.

  2. CLT, that was my first thought as well. I don’t blame her for having that perspective, though. It’s logical that she thinks that way.

    Jacob, she did actually say that it is not her money, but her father’s, and mother’s.


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