Tennis: Coco Gauff, the title that will open the door to the new Serena
Published on August 8, 2023 at 06:50 pm
Coco Gauff, who was quickly recognized as a junior, had no trouble transitioning to the biggies when she reached the knockout stages of Wimbledon in 2019 at the age of 15. Four years later, the American, considered the successor to Serena Williams, broke into the top 10 but still lacked something to take her to the next level. Last week, in Washington, he won the biggest title of his career with an impressive performance there.
Heralded as one of the great stars of women’s tennis over the years, Coco Gauff Maybe not all expectations have been met yet. We should also all remember that she is only 19 years old and despite her already extraordinary experience, she is still very young. But last week he proved it by winning Washington WTA 500 That he had everything to compete with the best, he has made some changes recently.
finally a great title
while landing on the circuit wta At the age of 15 in 2019, Coco Gauff had already started making an impact. Her maturity and her level of play shows that she will rise to the top very quickly. The American took time to settle but has already felt the joy of the final Grand Slamwhere it was not known to exist Inga Swiatek To Roland Garros Last year. In his journey, he didn’t have to defeat great players. she was very impressive last week washingtonespecially to dispose of his opponents easily Belinda Bencic And Maria Sakkari Finally. Perhaps the beginning of a beautiful story…
serena in skin
This is something that he made no secret of before taking to the circuit. Coco Gauff The story of sisters has always inspired Williams and he was soon declared as the future serena a few years back. Viewed by Patrick MouratoglouShe often recalls the American legend in her approach to competition and in her personality. with every win washingtonHe made the whole stadium laugh like in the semi-finals. “My coaches don’t know the difference between external and internal focus. Top players like Rafa have an external focus. He thinks it is intrinsic to them. He comes from Spain. We work on our English » Has he spoken openly about it? Father RibasTheir brand new coach.
Forehand, the weapon he lacked
Capable of hitting very hard from both sides, Coco Gauff There was still one problem with his impeccable game: his forehand. Facing the best in his career, he often drank the cup because of this weakness, which may soon become history. In fact, it recently recruited brad gilbertA former player turned coach, and he likes this collaboration. “The key this week is overcoming my biggest weakness: the forehand. All my opponents got frustrated when they saw that their plan of constantly playing my forehand was not working.” She concluded after having the week of her dreams.