For the fourth time, and the third time this season, Korean American Jessica Pegula lost in the quarterfinals Wednesday at a grand slam tournament, reported the Guardian.
I’m like, ‘F–k,’ three quarterfinals, sorry, but it just sucks,” Pegula said at a news conference after her U.S. Open defeat, according to the New York Post. “It sucks. I wish I could’ve done it here at my home slam but I guess not.”
Pegula battled the world’s number 1 ranked player Iga Swiatek, If Pegula had won, the 28 year old would have been the youngest American player to reach the semifinals in the U.S. Open since Serena Williams.
The home crowd tried to cheer Pegula on as she battled back in the second set to briefly take the lead in a tiebreak, but she fell short, Fox News reported.
Her mother is Kim Pegula, co-owner of football’s Buffalo Bills and hockey’s Buffalo Sabres with her husband Terry Pegula. Her mother was born in Seoul before being adopted at the age of 5.
The “tennis” Pegula sipped on a can of beer during her post-match question and answer with reporters.
“I’m trying to pee for doping,” she explained about her Heineken, reported Tennis.com. “Although it does help ease the loss.”
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