Cori Gauff reveals what she always tells youngsters

American tennis star Cori Gauff hopes to serve a great role model to kids all around the world as she is always urging the youngsters to dream big because you never know how great you can become. 

Gauff turned 18 this past March but she has been around the WTA Tour for several years now and is now one of the best players on the Tour. 

“I always tell them to dream big because it is something I live by. I never thought I would be in my position, and it can really happen to anyone if you are willing to work hard and set goals. It means so much to me when someone tells me that they picked up a tennis racket because of me or that they tried something new because of me,” Gauff told Forbes. 

At the French Open, Gauff reached her maiden Grand Slam final before losing to Iga Swiatek. 

Following her great French Open result, Gauff rose to a career-high ranking of No. 13 in the world. 

Gauff on her growth 

“I have learned to not look so much at the results and tune out the outside pressures. It has taken a lot of work and I am still growing and learning how to do that, but focusing on the process, trying to relax as much as possible and just have fun has always produced some of my best tennis,” Gauff said.

Gauff started enjoying success at a very young age and she credits her family for being an outstanding support. 

“My family. They are my rock. Without them, none of this would be possible so they really keep me grounded. When I am home, I love going to my little brothers’ sporting events and supporting them. I also just really love tennis and when you love something it is easy to stay focused and continue to work toward your dreams even when times get tough,” Gauff said.

Gauff is now taking some time off as she will be hoping to do well at Wimbledon and potentially lift her maiden Grand Slam title.