The doubles team of Coco Gauff and Jessica Pegula has qualified for the 2022 WTA Finals, which will be held at Dickies Arena from October 31 to November 7 in Fort Worth, Texas. The WTA announced this on Friday.
Gauff and Pegula are the fifth doubles team to cement their place in Fort Worth, alongside defending champions Barbora Krejčíková and Kateřina Siniaková, Gabriela Dabrowski and Giuliana Olmos, Lyudmyla Kichenok and Jeļena Ostapenko, and Veronika Kudermetova and Elise Mertens.
The team will be the first All-American pair to participate in the WTA Finals (Raquel Kops-Jones and Abigail Spears) since 2015, and the first United States player since Lizelle Huber and Lisa Martina Navratilova to win the WTA Finals .
Pegula has secured her place in the WTA Finals in singles and will be the first American since Serena and Venus Williams in 2009 to appear in the final tournament in both singles and doubles.
Gauff and Pegula have won two titles at the WTA 1000 National Bank Open presented by Rogers (Toronto) and the WTA 500 Qatar TotalEnergies Open (Doha) in 2022, and reached another final at Roland Garros.
In Toronto, Gough became the second youngest player in WTA history to earn the World No. 1 ranking in doubles (introduced on September 10, 1984).