“It’s Going to Be Her Tournament”: 3-Time Grand Slam Winner Gives Bold Prediction Regarding Coco Gauff

Published 01/15/2021, 6:00 AM EST
Coco Gauff of the United States celebrates after winning match point during her Women’s Singles third round match against Naomi Osaka of Japan day five of the 2020 Australian Open at Melbourne Park on January 24, 2020 in Melbourne, Australia. (Photo by Cameron Spencer/Getty Images)


16-year-old teenage sensation, Coco Gauff has performed exceptionally well at the Grand Slams. The young American was just 14 years old when she first played a match at the majors, and this was during the qualifying rounds of the US Open. She even won the French Open juniors in 2018. 

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Ever since then, the youngster has been impressing on Tour. In the following year, in 2019, Coco took everyone by surprise by making it to the fourth round at Wimbledon. The 16-year-old caused one of the biggest upsets of that season, knocking 5-time Wimbledon champion Venus Williams out of the tournament. 

LONDON, ENGLAND – JULY 01: Cori Gauff of the United States shakes hands at the net with Venus Williams of The United States after her Ladies’ Singles first round match against Venus Williams of The United States during Day one of The Championships – Wimbledon 2019 at All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club on July 01, 2019 in London, England. (Photo by Clive Brunskill/Getty Images)

Coco Gauff can make it to the US Open final

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With the new season around the corner, experts have begun voicing their opinion regarding players who will create an impact. A former American legend, 3-Time Grand Slam winner Lindsay Davenport spoke highly of the talented Coco Gauff. Lindsay said, “I think she’s going to well at the French as she’s a former junior there. I think that title is going to be like a quarterfinal there. It’s going to propel her to the US Open final.”

 

However, she made another interesting claim stating that the crowd will play a crucial role in young teenager’s development in the majors. She said, “A lot will depend on that crowd, that really hurt her last year and it has helped her in so many other majors. So there is a little asterisk there that if there’s some kind of crowd, it’s going to be her tournament.”

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In the previous season, Gauff made it to the fourth round at the Australian Open. During her journey, she beat Venus Williams for the second time. She even knocked out the defending champion Naomi Osaka during the tournament. 

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Rohan Kollare is a tennis author for EssentiallySports. Rohan has a post-graduate diploma in Sports Management and a trophy cabinet adorned with accolades won in district and state-level tennis competitions. He has previously worked in Content Operations for Disney’s Hotstar for over a year, covering tennis and Formula One.

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