Jessica Pegula’s hard moment: “I need to tell it”

Jessica Pegula opened up about her family situation: a few days after Roland Garros, her mother (Kim Pegula, president of the Buffalo Sabers and Buffalo Bills) had a heart attack last year with neurological consequences and is recovering.

“My mom was asleep when my dad tried to wake her up because she was having a heart attack and she didn’t respond for a while. My sister did CPR on her until the ambulance came. She saved her life,” Pegula said in a published letter. in The Player’s Tribune.

“We lived in the hospital for two weeks. When they tell you that a day in the hospital takes a week to recover, it’s not a joke. We were all mentally and physically exhausted,” added the current No. 4 in the world.

After those complex weeks, Pegula doubted whether to go to Wimbledon and finally decided to go: “I went and won my first two rounds. I was sick, with sinusitis, probably due to the stress of what we had lived through. It was also difficult to dismiss the rumors that she had died. It wasn’t the funniest Wimbledon I can remember.”

“Today, my mom is still in recovery and getting better every day. She is dealing with significant aphasia and important memory issues. She can read, write and understand well but has trouble finding words to respond. It is difficult to carry and requires a lot of patience to communicate with her but thank God we can communicate with her,” added the 28-year-old American.



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