Gauff & Pegula Learn Draw For Their First Major In 2024 Together At Wimbledon

Gauff & Pegula Learn Draw For Their First Major In 2024 Together At Wimbledon

by Nurein Ahmed

Coco Gauff and Jessica Pegula will play as a doubles team at the 2024 Wimbledon Championships, and they have learned who they will face in the draw.

This will be their first Grand Slam together in the current season, and it remains to be seen if they will play. At the Australian Open, they also entered the doubles draw but withdrew from the tournament following Pegula's shocking loss in the second round of singles in Melbourne.

They will be the 11th seeds at the tournament and will open up against the Ukrainian duo of Anhelina Kalinina and Dayana Yastremska. The two Americans will also play in singles and are among the favorites for the title.

The 30-year-old Pegula has struggled with two separate injuries in 2024, missing the Middle Eastern swing and the whole of the European clay swing. Consequently, Pegula and Gauff's presence in doubles was limited to just three tournaments together.

They played in Indian Wells, where they reached the quarterfinal, which remains their best result of the season as doubles partners. In Miami, they bowed out in the first round. More recently, in Berlin, they also fell at the first hurdle in a routine 4-6, 0-6 loss to Katerina Siniakova and Linda Noskova.

There are serious questions about their long-term pairing. Gauff and Pegula have been doubles partners for over two years, but it looks like they won't be playing together beyond the Olympics which commence in late July.

That was Pegula's point of view when she was asked whether they would play together beyond 2024. Both players want to focus on their singles careers, although Gauff is open to balancing the two disciplines.

In fact, the 20-year-old has changed doubles partners throughout the year while Pegula was nursing injuries in February and between April and May.

The 2023 US Open champion has enjoyed better results with Erin Routliffe (Rome doubles finalists), and the experienced Siniakova, whom she won with the French Open doubles earlier this month (Gauff's first Grand Slam in doubles).


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