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Coached by David Witt, formerly with Michael Joyce
Parents are Terrence (works in oil and gas) and Kim (business owner); brothers are Michael and Matthew, sisters are Laura and Kelly; also has three pets - Laura played Division I college tennis at the University of Pittsburgh
Introduced to tennis by family at age 7
Nickname is JP
Favorite shot is backhand down the line; favorite tournament is the US Open
Tennis idol was Martina Hingis
One word to describe her would be "Determined"
Owns her own skincare company called 'Ready 24'
Also enjoys golf, sports, and design
Passionate about new charity with her fiancé called A Lending Paw
Winner (1): 2019 - Washington DC.
Finalist (2): 2020 - Auckland; 2018 - Québec City.
Finalist: 2020 - 125/Indian Wells (w/McNally)
Career in Review
2019 - Finished at No.76 for her first-ever career Top 100 finish, up from No.125 in 2018; won first WTA title at Citi Open in Washington D.C. (d. Giorgi in F) to reach career-high ranking of No. 55; made main draw debut at Roland Garros (l. eventual champion Barty in 1r) and Wimbledon (l. Buzarnescu in 1r) as well as Miami Open as a qualifier (l. Konta in 1r).
2018 - Runner-up at Québec City (l. to Parmentier); fell in qualifying three times (incl. US Open); won one WTA 125K Series doubles title; won two doubles titles on ITF Circuit.
2017 - Fell 1r once and in qualifying once (US Open); won two doubles titles on ITF Circuit.
2016 - SF at Washington DC (l. to Davis); QF at Québec City (l. to Martincova); fell 1r once (US Open) and in qualifying seven times (incl. other three majors).
2015 - Reached 2r twice (incl. US Open); fell 1r twice and in qualifying four times (incl. Roland Garros and Wimbledon).
2014 - Continued to play on ITF Circuit.
2013 - Reached 3r once; fell 1r three times and in qualifying five times (incl. Australian Open, Roland Garros, Wimbledon).
2012 - Played first two WTA main draws, falling 1r at both (Indian Wells and Quebec City); fell in qualifying three times (incl. US Open); won two doubles titles on ITF Circuit.
2011 - Fell in WTA qualifying four times (incl. US Open); won one doubles title on ITF Circuit.
2010 - Continued to play on ITF Circuit.
2009 - Played first WTA qualifying at Ponte Vedra Beach; also played on ITF Circuit.