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Jessica Pegula Breaks Silence on Pregnancy Rumors With a 3-Word Message

Published 02/22/2024, 12:27 AM EST

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The 2024 tennis season didn’t start off that great for Jessica Pegula. After her early withdrawal from the Australian Open, she suffered a series of ailments that made it difficult for her to compete in the events that followed. Amidst her absence from the court, speculations surfaced regarding the 29-year-old athlete’s condition, with rumors suggesting a possible pregnancy.

But now, it’s time to put the pregnancy rumors to rest, as the 5th-ranked tennis player herself has come forward to brush off this take with a 3-word message. Let’s take a look at what the American has to say about her pregnancy rumors.

Jessica Pegula rubbishes ridiculous pregnancy rumors 

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As the 29-year-old tennis player is back on the athletic front, as she will be seen playing in the Indian Wells tournament, the first thing she did after coming back to the court was to send a message to her fans, regarding whether she is pregnant or not.

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She took to her Instagram account to share a picture, of the tennis court with her racket. Along with that, she minimalistically mentioned a three-word message for all the people who were thinking that she was pregnant, and wrote, “Not pregnant.Lol” 

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Not only with the tennis court picture of her sitting with the racket, she declined all the rumors by herself, but she even made it clear with her three-word message. Although Pegula is one of those tennis players who is quite calm and composed, not only on the court but while handling a lot of other issues, this time, rather than letting the rumor fade by itself, she makes sure to end it from her end.

However, the American tennis player has a strong belief that pregnancy can make a better athlete. A few months ago, she even praised Elina Svitolina‘s tennis game post-pregnancy during the US Open.

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Pegula believes pregnancy is a nice tennis reset

Last year, during the US Open, in the third round of the tournament, the American went against the Ukrainian tennis player and halted her comeback hopes with her victory. But at the same time, in a press conference, she also addressed how the 29-year-old tennis player’s post-pregnancy return and her maternity leave have given her a good reset time.

She said, “The last few times I played her before she had her baby, she seemed like a little run down, I feel like. So, I don’t know, maybe her getting pregnant was good timing for her to go back and reset.” Along with that, she also highlighted how she has seen some similar instances, including Caroline Wozniacki, who also had a good reset as a player, after becoming a mother.

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Nevertheless, what are your thoughts on Jessica’s coming true about her pregnancy rumors? Do let us know in the comment section below.

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Pratishtha Prakash

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Pratishtha Prakash, tennis writer and resident analyst at EssentiallySports isn't just a sports journalist; she's a storyteller who found her true calling in tennis content. It is something she seamlessly integrates into both her professional and personal realms. Having professional certifications in content and digital marketing, Pratishtha has made it a habit to hone her skills as a quality journalist.
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