"Maybe some people who just don’t want to like me": Jessica Pegula not affected by criticism of billionaire background

America’s tennis star Jessica Pegula believes that people who still question her success on the court are those who don’t want to like her.

The 29-year-old is one of the most renowned tennis players currently playing in the women’s singles category. Despite her recent success on the court, there has been noise, especially on social media that she has managed to reach that spot because of her strong financial background.

Pegula, while talking to Forbes, expressed her opinion about those people who still question her success and believe that they are those people who just don’t want to like her.

“I think everyone who knows sports or is an athlete or is highly competitive or made it very far knows you’re not going to get there unless you work hard and are talented and are really driven to get there,” she said.

“It’s really difficult. People say that, but I think everyone who knows kind of knows it’s not going to happen unless someone’s really a hard worker and driven. I don’t worry too much about it. I think most people get that.

“Maybe some people who just don’t want to like me for whatever reason will always say that. But I can’t really change their minds. I’ve worked really hard. I definitely wouldn’t have gotten here if it wasn’t for that.”

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