Despite an Awkward French Open Collision, American Dream Doubles Pair Coco Gauff and Jessica Pegula March on With a Cheeky Dig at Their Own Misery

Published 06/05/2023, 2:12 PM EDT

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Tennis is one of the few sports in the world which is reliant on the individual. But doubles tennis brings teamwork to the fore, and it becomes imperative to enjoy success. Just like with any team sport, communication is an important aspect of doubles. However, players can sometimes forget this pivotal aspect. Coco Gauff and Jessica Pegula doubles partners ranked 3 and 2, respectively, are on a roll at the Roland Garros. But despite their ranking, the two still suffered from a communication issue during their doubles stint. It resulted in a hilarious blooper that happened during their latest outing on the Parisian clay.

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Although the two had a blooper at Roland Garros, they have a good bond off-court, which helps them win doubles matches unimpeded. They have been partners only for a year and have already developed a great bond with each other.

Jessica Pegula and Coco Gauff’s hilarious blunder during doubles

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Even though Pegula was ousted from the French Open in singles, she is still fighting for a trophy in doubles. With her partner Coco Gauff, Pegula will aim to shoot for the top. While the two make a great team, errors always have a way of taking place.

During their third-round match against Elena-Gabriela Ruse and Marta Kostyuk, the two were aiming to return a ball which resulted in an event which can be added to a sports blooper compilation. While hitting a shot, the usual communication between the two failed, and their rackets clashed as Gauff hit the ball. 

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The video of the moment was shared on the official WTA Twitter page. Pegula replied to the video in a light-hearted manner by stating that it was a step up from their usual interaction. “This is honestly improvement from our usual communication skills🤣“. The official page of Roland Garros also shared a picture of the event on their Instagram account. 

Gauff shared the post on her Instagram story with the caption, “When you both say ‘I got it’.”

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The bond between Gauff and Pegula

Although the two suffered from miscommunication during their match, they share a close bond. Without their close friendship and understanding, reaching rank 2 and 3 in doubles would be impossible. Gauff even said that playing with Pegula would help her get rid of her frustration after she was eliminated in the 2023 Australian Open. 

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Although Pegula may be out of the running for the singles title, she still has a shot with her partner Gauff in doubles. How far do you think the two will go? Tell us in the comments.

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