Serena Williams and Cori Gauff are the picks for Hall of Famer Gigi Fernandez as the double partners she would choose among the current players. The Puerto-Rican had the opportunity to compete since very early in the junior tournaments in the US since her Federation was part of the United States Tennis Association (USTA). Later on, she managed to represent the US when winning 17 slams in doubles.
Why Gigi would like to play with Serena or Coco Gauff
During a recent interview for the International Tennis Hall of Fame, the tennis legend said that she would like to play doubles with Coco Gauff besides siding with Serena (an obvious choice).
“Other than being obvious and saying Serena, I would say Coco Gauff. I think she has true talent and true potential. She’s a pretty smart doubles player, and she could probably use some help from someone who’s been there and done that to help her get to the next level and win some Grand Slams in doubles, which I think she will someday.”
Serena Williams’s ranking and performance in 2020
Ranked no.9, Serena played her last match on the 8th of February when she lost to Anastasija Sevastova 7-65 3-6 7-64 in the Rubber 4 of the Fed Cup.
At present, this year Serena has a 8-2 win-loss record. Serena Williams clinched 1 title in Auckland.
Cori Gauff’s ranking and performance in 2020
Now ranked no.52, the American played her last match on the 26th of January when she surrendered to Sofia Kenin 6-75 6-3 6-0 in the 4th round of the Australian Open.
Serena Williams and Cori Gauff have never played each other.