Pegula's sports align ahead of Australian Open quarterfinals
MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — The timing for Jessica Pegula's run to the Australian Open quarterfinals has even accommodated another of her sporting passions.
Pegula has been able to plan preparation around watching the Buffalo Bills in an NFL divisional play-off game in Kansas City.
The Bills, owned by Pegula’s parents, play the Chiefs mid-morning local time in Melbourne, and she'll settle in with her sister to watch it on TV.
“It will be easy. I’ll just wake up tomorrow, get to watch the game, then practice afterwards,” the 27-year-old said. “My sister is here, but the rest of my family is in Kansas City. It’s cool to kind of see them in another big situation, then me in a big situation today.
“It’s a cool thing to look forward to. It’s fun to get the fans involved because there’s not a lot of tennis in Buffalo. It’s nice that everyone is fired up about me winning and fired up about the game."
Pegula even signed the courtside TV camera lens after her third-round singles victory with a note that read: “Bills you’re next.”