Coco Gauff had another fantastic run in Melbourne where she reached the 2nd week before bowing to the new champion, Sofia Kenin, in 3 sets. The 15-year-old has already reached the 4 round in Wimbledon and the 3rd round at the following US Open. After her recent run in Australian, Coco gained 16 places in the rankings to be the new world no.51 (career-high). Gauff is still the American no.8, but she is only 3 points shy from her compatriot Danielle Collins. The new American no.1 is now Sofia Kenin (7) followed by Serena Williams.
It is also worth noticing that Coco is also no.24 in the year to date rankings.
Cori Gauff’s ranking and performance in 2020
Ranked world no.51 (career-high), Cori played her last match on the 26th of January when she capitulated to Sofia Kenin 6-75 6-3 6-0 in the 4th round of the Australian Open.
Serena Williams’s ranking and performance in 2020
Ranked world no.9, the American played her last match on the 24th of January when she had to surrender to Qiang Wang 6-4 6-72 7-5 in the 3rd round of the Australian Open.
At the moment, this season the American has a 7-1 win-loss record. Serena Williams clinched 1 title in Auckland.
Cori Gauff and Serena Williams have never played each other.
Sofia Kenin’s ranking and performance in 2020
Ranked world no.7 (career-high), Kenin played her last match on the 1st of February when she beat Garbine Muguruza 4-6 6-2 6-2 in the final of the Australian Open to win her 4th career title.
At present, this year Sofia has a 9-2 win-loss record. The American clinched 1 title at the Australian Open.
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