Coco Gauff has Serena and Venus Williams as her benchmarks and tennis idols, and sometimes she tries to replicate some of their habits. Similarly to Serena, Coco is also training with Patrick Mouratoglou at his Academy and she decided to follow the former world no.1 in playing doubles in Auckland.
Serena announced to partner with her dear friend and soon-to-retire Caroline Wozniaki in New Zealand and Coco will pair with Caty Mcnally.
Gauff and McNally playing doubles
Coco a Caty have a brief, but extremely successful history in doubles. They won the Citi Open in what was their first tournament together on the main tour. Later, they doubled up the feat to win also the event in Luxembourg.
Tournament Director Karl Budge was already elated with the line-up in singles, but now there is more to cheer also on the doubles side. Budge commented:
“The Women’s Doubles field really rounds out an epic line up for us this year across both Women’s and Men’s Weeks, which includes a mixture of superstars and super teens. With Serena, Caroline, and now Coco confirmed for both singles and doubles, fans will almost be guaranteed to see these superstars each day over the opening round. Monday and Tuesday will be our best yet”
The tournament will commence on the 6th of January.
Cori Gauff’s ranking and performance in 2019
Now ranked no.68 (career-high), Gauff played her last match on the 16th of October when she capitulated to Anna Blinkova 6-4 6-0 in the 1st round in Luxembourg.
At present, this year the American has a 18-8 win-loss record. The American won her maiden career title in Linz.
Caty McNally’s ranking and performance in 2019
Now the world no.120, McNally played her last match on the 16th of October when she lost to Jelena Ostapenko 7-5 7-63 in the 1st round in Luxembourg.
Caty McNally’s best performance of this season was reaching the semi-finals in Washington.
Cori Gauff and Caty McNally played each other 2 times. The head to head is 2-0 for Gauff.
The last time that they fought against each other, Cori Gauff won 3-6 6-3 6-4 in the 1st round in Miami (Miami Open) on the 21st of March 2019.
Serena Williams’s ranking and performance in 2019
Ranked world no.10, Serena Williams played her last match on the 7th of September when she had to bow to Bianca Vanessa Andreescu 6-3 7-5 in the final in U.S. Open.
Serena Williams’s most significant performance of the year was getting to the final in Wimbledon, Toronto and at the U.S. Open.
Caroline Wozniacki’s ranking and performance in 2019
Ranked world no.38, Caroline played her last match on the 5th of October when she was overcome by Naomi Osaka 6-4 6-2 in the semifinal in Beijing.
Caroline Wozniacki’s most significant accomplishment of the current year was reaching the final in Charleston.
Serena Williams and Caroline Wozniacki played each other 11 times. The head to head is 10-1 for Williams.
The last time that they played each other, Cori Gauff won 2-6 6-3 7-66 in the semifinal in Singapore (WTA Championships) in October 2014.
Cori Gauff, Caty McNally, Serena Williams and Caroline Wozniacki
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