Former tennis player disagrees with the notion of Coco Gauff’ having a weak forehand

Though Coco Gauff's forehand has been discussed a lot, one former WTA player, Pam Shriver, doesn't think it needs to be changed.

Coco Gauff Playing A Shot

A former WTA player disagrees that Coco Gauff’s forehand needs to be changed, despite the fact that it has been discussed frequently.

More and more people identified Gauff’s forehand as the problem as she struggled in the first half of this year. She can accomplish her goals with it when she swings it confidently, even though it’s not the greatest forehand in the world or even among the better ones.

That was demonstrated when she took home the trophy at the US Open. According to former player Pam Shriver, it’s basically good enough, so there’s no need to change. Speaking with the WTA regarding the 2024 campaign, she stated that Gauff can win many Grand Slams without having a stronger forehand.

Shriver expressed her thoughts about Gauff and said: “I was concerned about Coco, and then just look how she finished out the summer. I feel like the voice of BG helped her enormously. That was probably the most important thing. Does he alter her forehand grip? I don’t think he’s going to mess with it too much. He’s preaching positive thoughts and good habits.”

Coco Gauff in 2023

Coco Gauff

12 - 2win/loss

19 year old
2024 Highlights

Ranked no.3 (career-high), the American played her last match on the 4th of November when she capitulated to world no.5 Jessica Pegula 6-2 6-1 in the semifinal in Cancun (draw).

Presently, during this year Gauff owns a composed 51-16 record. Coco has won 4 titles in 2023 in Auckland, Washington, Cincinnati and U.S. Open.

Gauff's Record

Coco Gauff

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