Jessica Pegula Celebrates 100th Consecutive Week In WTA's Top 10

Jessica Pegula Celebrates 100th Consecutive Week In WTA's Top 10

by Nurein Ahmed

April has been a month of milestones, and Jessica Pegula is the latest player to join the club with a commendable achievement of being ranked in the world's Top 10 for precisely 100 weeks.

On the ATP tour, Jan-Lennard Struff became the third-oldest first-time champion when he triumphed at the Munich Open. On the WTA tour, Elena Rybakina became the first woman to beat Iga Swiatek in an epic semifinal at the Porsche Tennis Grand Prix.

And just a week ago, Swiatek became the ninth woman to reach 100 weeks as World No. 1. On Monday, April 29th, Pegula is celebrating a landmark day, owning the fourth-longest active streak on the WTA tour of being ranked in the Top 10.

What makes the achievement even more special is that the 100 weeks have been consecutive. The Buffalo native first broke the Top 10 after reaching the 2022 French Open quarterfinal. She has never left the elite club and enjoyed 84 weeks in the Top 5, including 35 weeks as World No. 3.

But 2024 has not been kind to Pegula, who is still without a title as the season is almost at its halfway stage. The 30-year-old has battled nerve injuries that have limited her on-court participation to seven WTA tournaments.

Pegula missed this year's Middle Eastern swing, which carried two WTA 1000 tournaments. She is also not playing in the Madrid Open this fortnight because of injury and is targeting a return at the Italian Open.

The six-time Grand Slam quarterfinalist is still a long way from owning the longest active streak in the WTA top 10, with that accolade currently reserved for Aryna Sabalenka (181 weeks).

Iga Swiatek (131 weeks) and Ons Jabeur (117 weeks) are the other two players who have spent more weeks in the Top 10 and still have an active streak.


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