Jessica Pegula advances to round of 16 at Australian Open

Jessica Pegula
Posted at 10:08 PM, Feb 12, 2021
and last updated 2021-02-12 22:08:24-05

MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA (WKBW) — Western New York native Jessica Pegula will advance to the fourth round of the Australian Open, marking a significant milestone in the 26-year-old's tennis career.

Pegula defeated Kristina Mladenovic in straight sets on Saturday afternoon, Melbourne time. With a score of 6-2, 6-1, this is the furthest she has ever made it in a Grand Slam tournament.

Pegula, the daughter of Buffalo Bills and Sabres owners Terry and Kim Pegula, will take on fifth-ranked Elina Svitolina in the fourth round.