Australian Open: Cori ‘Coco’ Gauff delivers again on Grand Slam stage
“All the young players say they want to be # 1 but they don’t actually mean it… Coco is not like that.”
Those were the words of Serena Williams’ trainer Patrick Mouratoglou that is full-time at September last year, just two weeks following Cori’Coco’ Gauff’s development on the world stage at Wimbledon.
Aged 10, Gauff came to Mouratoglou’s academy in the south of France, brought by her dad, looking for the assistance.
In the Australian Open is creating headlines to the court together with her performances , belying her inexperience.
In just the entire world No 67, her third main attraction Grand Slam singles look is through to the fourth round in Melbourne – matching her run – in which she’ll face compatriot Sofia Kenin on Sunday.
“Some people are immature at 25, more than a few individuals are mature at 15,” added Mouratoglou during a trip from Sky Sports into his academy.
“I believe Coco is unbelievably mature for her age”
After winning three matches this past year against Naomi Osaka when the pair met in the US Open, now around Gauff knocked out the Australian Open champion in straight sets on Friday.
Asked what felt different going in their third round experience compared to this US Open, Gauff explained:”Surely a difference in the mentality entering the game.
“I was a lot more serene and less of, you understand – this match was hyped up, too. But also US Open was revved up.
“I believe now coming to this, I am going to have fun, play my very best tennis and see what happens.”
This occurred on precisely the same day favourite and 23-time Grand Slam champion Serena Williams was knocked out by the Wang Qiang of China.
“I had been nowhere close to Coco’s flat either in the court or outside the court, not even close,” admitted Williams.
“I had been nowhere near as eloquent and smart as she is. It is wonderful to see.”
Gauff is a precocious talent, but, even if expectations should be tempered, there is something about her that suggests she is not likely to fall off the map of world tennis anytime soon.
Even if her victories on the stages are still to leave her in absolute disbelief.
“Oh my gosh. This is mad,” Gauff said after her triumph over Osaka at the Rod Laver Arena. “I really don’t understand where that came from. Honestly, like, what’s my life?”
Last October gauff, who won her title, also requested to fulfill with the court’s legendary namesake in man for the very first time.
Shortly afterward Laver tweeted:”Hello @CocoGauff – congratulations on your extraordinary success tonight. I’d love to meet you also.”
It is impossible to ignore the feats of all Gauff.
Not merely is Gauff is acting well in singles but the 15-year-old is forming a partnership that is doubles that is great Caty McNally, with whom she has won two titles.
The American set are through to the next round at Melbourne Park from the women’s doubles, and the willingness of Gauff should be applauded, but significantly it may improve her game farther.
Gauff appears as written as you’d expect from a multiple Grand Slam, as opposed to a player in the early phase of her career.
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