The World No. 4 achieved a deep run at the WTA 500 tournament in Tokyo, ousting Cristina Busca, Daria Kasatkina, and Maria Sakkari in straight sets to reach the final clash against eighth seed Kudermetova. Unfortunately for Pegula, though, the match proved to be a tricky one, with her opponent securing a close first set before dominating the second to win 7-5, 6-1.
Both players then received a performance bye in the first round of the China Open this week. Pegula suffered an early exit after losing to Jelena Ostapenko in the Round of 16, the same round where Kudermetova lost to Coco Gauff.
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Since then, Pegula has arrived in Seoul for the WTA 250 Korea Open, which will begin on October 9. The American took to social media upon her arrival to ask about how to watch the NFL match between the Buffalo Bills and the Jacksonville Jaguars on October 8.
Pegula's parents Kim and Terry Pegula have owned the Buffalo Bills since 2014, meaning the 29-year-old has a lot of personal interest in the club and their games.
"Hello - any recommendations where to watch the @BuffaloBills game in Seoul, South Korea this weekend? My Korean Bills fans LMK! #BillsMafia," Pegula wrote on X, formerly known as Twitter.
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While she did receive plenty of helpful suggestions, one tennis fan sarcastically referenced Pegula's disappointing performance in the Pan Pacific Open final in their response, saying that the American disappeared during the match.
"Still trying to find you from that finals disappearance vs Kudermetova," they wrote.
Pegula did not appear to be offended though, as she replied by implying that she was still reflecting on the final herself.
"Same," she responded.