PHOTO: US tennis star Jessica Pegula (pictured above) has enjoyed a giant killing run at the Australian Open
- Jessica Pegula, 26, has reached the quarter-finals of the Australian Open
- The young athlete from America is on track to do even better at Melbourne Park
- Daughter of US billionaire Terry Pegula, who owns NRL franchise Buffalo Bills is a property and business tycoon
The wealthiest player at the Australian Open isn’t Novak Djokovic or Rafael Nadal – it happens to be a billionaire heiress from Buffalo in New York.
On Monday afternoon at Melbourne Park, American Jessica Pegula advanced to the quarter-finals after stunning fifth seed Elina Svitolina in three sets.
And reaching the final eight in the women’s singles ensures a very handy pay day of at least $525,000 – not that Pegula needs it.
The 26-year-old is the daughter of Terry Pegula, who in 2014 outbid rival suitors including former US president Donald Trump and singer Bon Jovi to purchase NFL franchise Buffalo Bills for $1.4billion.
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