She was born in Barcelona, in Madrid she was sweeping the competition. Swiss Gilles Teichmann (24) is feeling very comfortable in Spain, no doubt about that at the latest with the WTA 1000 semi-finals on Anhelina Kalinina (25, ukr). “The conditions here suit me well,” says the world number 35, who trains a lot in her home country. “It is a mixture of Spanish sand, which I train on often, and a bit of the height I am used to in Switzerland. It just works for me.”
Only one thing can stop a Biel woman from making the 1,000-second final of her career: Jessica Pegula (28, WTA 14). The American awaits in the semi-finals Thursday night (around 9:20 p.m., SRF 2 live).
Billions of Jessica Pegola’s parents
For the daughter of a billionaire, it is about the first final match at this level. And besides, it is still about proving that despite her wealth, all the perks of private coaches and the best training conditions, she has the backing needed to win a big title.
You have to imagine: The $3.5 million in prize money that Jessica Pegola brought in in her career is peanuts compared to her family’s fortune. Father Terry, who made his money from natural gas and real estate deals, is worth about $7.76 billion, according to Bloomberg. Both he and Mama Kim own a professional national soccer team, the Buffalo Bills (purchased in 2014 for $1.4 billion, outpacing future US President Donald Trump) and the Buffalo Sabers (purchased in 2011 for $189 million) and the Hockey League the National.
Pegula wants to be in the top ten
Daughter Jessica has regular fevers with the two chronically unsuccessful teams. With her win in the 500 in Washington in 2019, she holds the title ahead of the Bills and Sabers. Now the next shading should follow and jump to the top 10.
But Tishman would have something to object to. After all, she too ran, and things are also going for her at the moment. She was a finalist at that level in Cincinnati last summer. “But I knew there’s no party every week on the tour,” she says. But for now, it feels like festivities again. It will at least crack the top 30 next Monday. If he wins the championship, Tishman will be among the top 20 teams in the world. (for example)
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