Home sports After Breakthrough Season, What’s Next for Coco Gauff?


After Breakthrough Season, What’s Next for Coco Gauff?

by ace
After Breakthrough Season, What’s Next for Coco Gauff?


As most non-Top 200 players should, Gauff moved to the International Tennis Federation circuit of smaller tournaments below the WTA level, hoping to earn enough standings to enter the elite level.

At a $ 80,000 green clay tournament in Charlottesville, Virginia, at. 392, Gauff lost in the first round to Zoe Hives, 6-4, 7-6 (3), on April 23.

In Charleston, South Carolina, the following week, Gauff, then ranked 387th, won two qualifying matches and two more in the main draw to reach the quarterfinals of the $ 100,000 I.T.F. tournament. She lost in the quarterfinals to Taylor Townsend, the eventual champion.


On May 6, in the first qualifying round with $ 100,000 I.T.F. Tournament in Bonita Springs, Florida, Gauff suffered his worst loss of the year, dropping 6-1, 6-1, to 334 ranked Quinn Gleason.

Gauff, ranked 354, then went to France, where he occasionally trains at Patrick Mouratoglou's academy. In St. Gaudens, France, Gauff reached the quarterfinals of $ 60,000 I.T.F. tournament before losing to 154th-ranked Tereza Martincova in three sets. It's the last match she played in I.T.F. the circuit.

Gauff, now 324, received a wildcard in the French Open draw because he won the junior title last year. Gauff won a professional match in a Grand Slam tournament for the first time, defeating Ankita Raina 6-4 6-4. Gauff lost in the second round of qualifying to Slovenian teenager Kaja Juvan, who would later leave Serena Williams at Wimbledon.



Related Articles

Leave a Comment

19 − 8 =

This website uses cookies to improve your experience. We'll assume you're ok with this, but you can opt-out if you wish. Accept Read More