“She has so much time, so I hope she doesn't get too stressed out about that either, because I'm sure she will have many more chances.”
Pegula, chalking up three last-eight spots in Grand Slams play as part of nine season quarter-finals, has become the ultimate barometer of consistency on Tour.
“I think really there's nowhere to go but up. Even this year I lost to Ash (Barty) in the quarters of Australia, and then I lose to Iga (US Open), which was more like a final, it is what it is,” stated Pegula, up at a career-high world No.3.
“It's just showing my level's right there and obviously players like that, they've hit a different level where they're winning, and I hope I can get to that level at some point.”