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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 tournament is the US Open...Baseliner whose favorite surface is hardcourt; favorite shot is backhand down the line...Tennis idol was Martina Hingis...Missed a year and a half between 2013 and 2015 w/right knee injury...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...Best tennis memory so far is winning her first career WTA title at 2019 Washington, DC.
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.