Heavy Australian Open Favourite Coco Gauff Reveals Why She Relishes Pressure Personally – ‘Don’t Want to Only Win..’

Published 12/31/2023, 11:25 AM EST

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Young American Coco Gauff made her name known to the world after she gained a historic win at the US Open in 2023. Following in the footsteps of the legendary Williams sisters, the 19-year-old is still collecting praise for her remarkable performance throughout the season.

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As the young star prepares to begin her year with the prestigious tournament in Australia, it seems like the confidence she drew out her maiden grand slam win still backs her. Recently, the tennis star expressed her surprising thoughts about the upcoming tournament, giving fans a hint of her mental readiness.

Coco Gauff reveals the factor behind her confidence for the Australian Open

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The air of excitement is filling up the balloon as fans wait for the Australian Open to begin. Scheduled to begin on January 14, the tournament will focus on all the top-ranked players, including Coco Gauff. The young American star, who earned her first Grand Slam at the US Open last year, seems to be very confident about her entry.

In a recent statement regarding the upcoming tour, Gauff expressed the incredible feeling of victory that she experienced during the US Open final. “That feeling I felt on match point was a high and I want to continue to chase that high,” she said. As the young American has already begun her grand slam journey with last year’s victory in New York, she chases her teenage dream by focusing on this year’s opening major tour.

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Presenting her eagerness to add more titles to her name, she added, “I’m always going to put pressure on myself. I want to strive for more, and I don’t want to only win one.” As the new tennis season begins, fans eagerly wait to see if Gauff keeps up her strong form to celebrate more wins this year.

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Gauff’s plans for the new season

As Coco Gauff came forward to express her desire to hit the Australian Open this year, she has plans that go beyond just one tour. As the year 2024 binds the prestigious Olympic games along with the grand slam tours, Gauff shared her dream of winning a medal.

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“One of my biggest dreams is to win a gold medal, and frankly, I think it’s one of the things that it doesn’t matter what event it’s in. A gold medal is a gold medal, where I feel like the Grand Slams is definitely way cooler to win a singles one than a doubles one,” she said. As the new season begins, fans eagerly wait to witness the young champion’s journey towards achieving her dreams.

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Akshay Kapoor

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Born into a family that practically breathes tennis, I spent my early childhood days huddled together with my loved ones, watching the electrifying rallies of the legendary Rafael Nadal. Such a unique experience forged a lifelong love for the sport in me. Before joining EssentiallySports, I honed my skills while working for a regional website, covering a variety of sports.
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