Teenage tennis phenom Coco Gauff has etched her name into the tennis’ history books by reaching the second week of Grand Slams twice before turning 16. At the Melbourne Major in 2020, she dethroned the defending and multi-time Slam champion Naomi Osaka and earned her ticket to the fourth round.
Also in 2019, she beat former French Open champion Jelena Ostapenko in the finals and progressed to claim her first WTA title and a check worth US $250K at Linz Open. After the prolonged break on the WTA circuit, Coco will be seen at The Top Seed Open in Lexington, Kentucky, USA.
Coco Gauff aspires to meet Simone Biles
During the pre-tournament press conference, Gauff reflected on her goals to play at the Olympics. Along with this, she looks forward to meeting the most decorated American gymnast who possesses five Olympic medals, Simone Biles.
“It’s definitely a dream of mine to play the Olympics. Even tho the break was unfortunate it helped me out a little. One of my goals is to see Simone Biles in person. So hopefully…if I qualify for the Olympics I will be I get to do that,” Coco said, as per sports reporter Nick McCarvel.
At the beginning of the year, Coco aspired to qualify for the Tokyo Olympics but the pandemic disrupted its occurrence. It was difficult for Gauff to qualify, nevertheless, she was optimistically working towards her crazy goal.
In Lexington, World Number 53 Coco Gauff will be opening against a qualifier. She has the chance to set up a second-round clash against World Number 11 Aryna Sablenka (provided Sablenka wins her first-round matchup against Madison Brengle).
Gauff has also signed up to play the US Open 2020 in New York.
Source – Nick McCarvel