Coco Gauff is no doubt emerging as one of the most intriguing lyaer on the WTA tour also after defeating some of the top ranked players like Venus Williams and Naomi Osaka.
This American teenage sensation has attracted the attention of one and all including American pro Caty McNally who is also Coco’s friend and her double’s partner. She says:
“She’s definitely proven that she belongs out here and that she can hang with the top players on the big stage, and that she’s not really afraid of anything. She thrives in those moments, and I think every single player, no matter your age, can take something from that.”
After September last year, this will be the first time that the American fans will have a chance to see her. Gauff is expected to play her first match of the tournament on March 11 or on March 12.
What Tracy Austin says about Gauff
Tracy Austin, the tennis commentator and two-time U.S Open champion says about Gauff:
“She’s needed very few tournaments to show that she can play among the best, her talent level is off the charts.”
Gauff has been an exceptional player in her very short career and often gets to play at the centre courts in the tournaments. Maria Sharapova, Venus Williams and Serena Williams, all of them made their pro debuts before they turned 60 but none of them won matches in a Grand Slam tournament.
Mark Woodforde, a Grand Slam doubles champion and tennis commentator says: “We haven’t really had that for a number of seasons, maybe a decade or so, we haven’t had a really young teenage phenom. It’s great excitement that she has arrived.”
Gauff is a learner, she loves to learn from the game of her opponents. Her game has improved a great deal from the time she played Wimbledon last year and she is making progress all the time since then.
Cori Gauff’s ranking and performance in 2020
Ranked world no.51, the American 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.
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