Jessica Pegula

The Australian Open’s richest star – and it’s not Djokovic or Nadal | WATCH

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.