Jessica Pegula signed off her 2022 season on an emotional note and shared her feelings about her accomplishments in the year on her social media handles.
The American had a career-best season on the tour in 2022 as she finished the year as No.3 in the WTA Rankings, which included a WTA 1000 title in Guadalajara and a 42-21 win/loss record.
While sharing a video on Instagram, she revealed that it had been a "very tough year" for her family while speaking about her mother, calling her the "strongest" person:
"A lot of people know what a tough year it’s been for my family. I’m not sure how we made it through. All I know is my mom continues to be the strongest person I know. I hope nobody takes for granted their time with family and loved ones around the holidays and every day."
The World No. 3 mentioned that her younger self would never have believed that she would achieve all the things that she had this year.
"I continue to be lucky enough to play a sport I love, which is an escape for me, that challenges me more than anything. Year-end #3, tell that to 7-year-old me in Wexford, PA, and I don’t think I would believe it. Having a dream is an amazing thing, but getting to live it is even more magical. I hope everyone keeps dreaming and striving for more in the new year.
"Looking forward to maybe a *celebratory* beer post-match presser in 2023," Pegula added.
"It's definitely something I've always had to deal with" – Jessica Pegula
Jessica Pegula was born into a renowned family as her parents, Kim and Terry Pegula, own the NFL team Buffalo Bills.
In her post-match presser after her win in Guadalajara, she revealed that she was happy to make an identity of her own other than her parents:
"Yeah, it's definitely something I've always had to deal with I guess. Especially as I was coming up, I was doing better, people kind of knew my name. It's nice that I was able to make a name for myself in this sport."
Pegula added that her performances in 2022 gave her newfound confidence:
"I think just solidifying it by how well I've been doing the last year definitely gives me a lot of confidence. It's nice to see people noticing what I'm good at and not other things. It's special. I'm glad."