Coco Gauff has continued to star at the world’s biggest stage of tennis. The 15-year-old came into the limelight last year after beating Venus Williams in Wimbledon. She also won her maiden WTA singles title in Linz. Alongside Caty McNally, she won two doubles titles. She is currently ranked 67th in the WTA rankings.
Gauff’s tremendous rise in tennis has already started reaping her significant benefits. She no longer has to worry about the qualifications rounds of grand slam events. Besides, she does not have to rely on a wild card to participate in any major tournament. At the moment, the American is taking part in the Australian Open, where she has been off to a good start. The teenager beat Venus Williams 7-6 (5), 6-3 in her opening match.
Coco has a 2-0 record against Venus Williams
Coco Gauff admitted that she has always admired the Williams sisters. In fact, she once said that both Serena and Venus Williams were her idols while growing up. She even had a poster of Serena Williams in her bedroom. The teenager boasts of an impressive win record against Venus Williams. She has already beaten the 39-year-old twice with the youngster’s latest victory coming in the ongoing Australian Open.
The world No. 66 is now expected to face off with Sorana Cirstea in the next round. She will be hoping to continue with her impressive performance so far. If that is the case, then she will be sending a huge statement on just how much she is committed to becoming the greatest.
Coco Gauff hopes she can reach greater heights
Coco Gauff believes she has all that it takes to become the greatest tennis player. The 15-year-old is convinced that she has the potential to overcome the likes of Serena Williams and eventually become the new GOAT. To confirm just how serious she is committed to that cause, she told reporters in Aussie open that her mission was to become the greatest. This is after Venus Williams stated that the sky is the limit for the youngster.
However, she never seemed obsessed with her dream of becoming the greatest tennis player. At the moment, her priority was the ongoing Australian Open, a tournament she confirmed being interested in winning it. Any tennis enthusiast or fan can attest to that by looking at how impressive she has been in Australia so far.
Gauff at the Australian Open, ranking, and results in 2020
Ranked world no.67, the American has a 2-1 win-loss record in 2020. The American is currently playing at the Australian Open where she beat Venus Williams 7-65 6-3.
Cori Gauff will take on Cirstea in the 2nd round. They have never played each so far on the main tour.
Serena Williams at the Australian Open, ranking, and results in 2020
Ranked no.9, Serena Williams has a 6-0 win-loss record in 2020. Serena Williams is now playing at the Australian Open where she ousted Anastasia Potapova 6-0 6-3.
Serena Williams will play Zidansek in the 2nd round. They have never played each so far on the main tour.
Serena clinched 1 title in 2020 in Auckland.
Serena Williams won 73 titles in her career: 43 on hard courts, 13 on clay courts, 7 on indoor courts, 2 on carpet courts and 8 on grass courts. (See the list of her titles)
Cori Gauff and Serena Williams have never played each other.