The rise of Cori Gauff, born in 2004, who a couple of years ago went to Wimbledon as a qualifier, beating Venus Williams, Magdalena Rybarikova and Polona Hercog in the main draw before losing to Simona Halep in the round of 16 is really impressive. of final.
This season, the very young from Delray Beach reached the quarter-finals for the first time in a Grand Slam event: she did it at Roland Garros, where she was later defeated by Barbora Krejcikova in two sets.
Holder of two titles of the major WTA Tour, in Linz and in Parma, today Coco occupies the 19th position in the world ranking. At the last US Open in New York, the American tennis player, the twenty-first seeded of the tournament, overtook the Polish Magda Linette before being stopped by compatriot Sloane Stephens with the score 6-4 6-2.
Cori Gauff: “That’s why I put a time limit on my cell phone”
In a recent interview also published by the We Love Tennis website, Cori said: “I imposed a time limit on my cell phone because I thought I was using it too much. From 8:30 to 21:30 I have limited access to applications. I really like interacting with the fans, but you have to limit your time because otherwise you can lose focus.”
Gauff is proving to be an excellent player also in doubles, a discipline in which she reached the final at the last US Open (paired with Caty McNally) and won three trophies of the Tour: Washington, Luxembourg and the Parma Open.
Also present at Wimbledon, the 17-year-old got the better of Francesca Jones, Elena Vesnina and Kaja Juvan before being stopped by the much more experienced Angelique Kerber in the fourth match.
Gauff is currently the second American player in the world ranking: the only one to precede her is 22-year-old Sofia Kenin, surprise champion of the Australian Open 2020. The women’s Tour will now continue with the Indian Wells tournament, canceled last year due to the global Coronavirus pandemic.