Jessica Pegula may not have been able to play the Mutua Madrid Open this year due to injury, but she’ll still celebrate a major milestone during the second week of the WTA 1000 event.

This week is the American's 100th career week in the Top 10 of the WTA rankings, and all of those weeks have come consecutively since she first broke into the elite on June 6th, 2022.

She rose from No. 11 to No. 8 that day after a quarterfinal run at Roland Garros, and she hasn’t left the Top 10 since. In fact, she’s spent the majority of these 100 weeks—84 of them—inside the Top 5, including 35 career weeks at a career-high of No. 3.

She's currently ranked No. 5.

It’s the fourth-longest active streak in the WTA Top 10 after Aryna Sabalenka (181), Iga Swiatek (131) and Ons Jabeur (117).

ACTIVE STREAKS IN WTA TOP 10 (including week of Apr. 29, 2024):

  • 181 weeks: Sabalenka [since Nov. 16, 2020]
  • 131 weeks: Swiatek [since Nov. 1, 2021]
  • 117 weeks: Jabeur [since Feb. 7, 2022]
  • 100 weeks: Pegula [since June 6, 2022]
  • 86 weeks: Gauff [since Sept. 12, 2022]
  • 66 weeks: Rybakina [since Jan. 30, 2023]
  • 42 weeks: Vondrousova [since July 17, 2023]
  • 14 weeks: Zheng [since Jan. 29, 2024]
  • 11 weeks: Ostapenko [since Feb. 19, 2024]
  • 10 weeks: Sakkari [since Feb. 26, 2024]
Despite a few injury setbacks, Pegula has already reached three semifinals so far this season.

Despite a few injury setbacks, Pegula has already reached three semifinals so far this season.


Pegula has had a strong start to 2024, going 14-6 and already reaching three semifinals (Adelaide, San Diego and Charleston) and another quarterfinal (at the WTA 1000 in Miami).

But she’s had a few injury setbacks as well, with a neck injury keeping her out of the Middle Eastern swing in February, which included a pair of WTA 1000s in Doha and Dubai. And now another ailment has kept her out of Madrid, where she’s had a lot of success—she made it to her first WTA 1000 final in the Spanish capital in 2022, and returned to the quarters in 2023.

Despite not being able to defend her quarterfinal points in Madrid, Pegula’s Top 10 streak is in zero danger during this stretch of the season—in the rest of last year’s clay-court season, she fell in her opening match in Rome (to Taylor Townsend) and in the third round in Paris (to Elise Mertens).