Cori Gauff and Jessica Pegula’s qualification for the WTA Finals is discussed.

It is “wonderful,” according to American tennis pro Jessica Pegula and her teammate Cori Gauff, that they were able to earn a spot in the doubles competition at the WTA Finals. In the quarterfinal of the San Diego Open doubles tournament on Thursday, Pegula and Gauff upset Sofia Kenin and Liudmila Samsonova 6-2 7-6 (3).

Pegula and Gauff secured a spot in the WTA Finals as a result of their victory. Pegula also met the requirements to compete in the singles event at the WTA Finals earlier this week. “Yeah. It’s fantastic. To be eligible for singles and doubles, I believe that was our shared objective.

So I’m delighted we can say that and do that. According to the WTA website, Pegula stated, “I’m incredibly thrilled.

Pegula on advancing to the singles and doubles semifinals

Pegula successfully defended her spot in this year’s WTA Finals after defeating CoCo Vandeweghe in the San Diego round of 16.

Pegula, who is 28 years old, will make her WTA Finals debut. “In both singles and doubles, it’s a significant accomplishment for me. And it’s incredibly wonderful to do it with another American. Simply put, I’m ecstatic. All my effort and the games I’ve played this year are paying off.

It’s really a fantastic payoff after a long year,” Pegula continued. Pegula actually began her season with back-to-back first-round losses at the Melbourne Summer Set and Sydney, despite being one of the most reliable players this year.

“That’s what I love about it. You don’t know how the year will turn out when it first begins. That, I suppose, is the allure of our sport. There have been many ups and downs and difficulties along the way, but as the year comes to a close, I’m feeling good.

I’m pleased with how I handled the year’s challenges—traveling, various surfaces, and whatever else you can think of—Pegula thought back.