‘It Makes Me Nervous’- Coco Gauff’s Honest Confession on Playing at Wimbledon’s Centre Court

Published 06/25/2022, 7:52 AM EDT
MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA – JANUARY 26: Coco Gauff of the United States looks on during her Women’s Singles fourth round match against Sofia Kenin of the United States on day seven of the 2020 Australian Open at Melbourne Park on January 26, 2020 in Melbourne, Australia. (Photo by Kelly Defina/Getty Images)

Coco Gauff is all set to begin her tour at the Wimbledon Open. The American player has won the hearts of the people through her astounding game and the subsequent rise in the realm of tennis. The player reached the grand slam finals of the French Open.

The American player is ready for her journey to the Wimbledon. Recently, she talked about her experience at the Wimbledon and what she likes the most about the grasscourt major.


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Coco Gauff is delighted to be at the Wimbledon

Cori Gauff showered praises on the Wimbledon tour and the serenity of the location. She said, “It feels really great. Just being back in London and then UK in general. It’s been really nice and Wimbledon in particular, I would say, the prettiest tournament to ever exist in tennis. I am always happy to play but a little extra here. I mean centre court; It’s just so pretty.”

Oct 9, 2021; Indian Wells, CA, USA; Cori “Coco” Gauff reacts after breaking the serve of Caroline Garcia (FRA) during her second round match in the BNP Paribas Open at the Indian Wells Tennis Garden. Mandatory Credit: Jayne Kamin-Oncea-USA TODAY Sports

Cori Gauff expressed her joy at playing on the central grass court, which marks its centenary move.

World no. 12 said, “I feel like the crowd gets the quietest here. People are shouting and when you start to bounce the ball, you can literally hear a pin drop and I think that center court has that vibe. I have never seen a crowd get so quiet right before you are about to serve. It makes me nervous.”

The rise of the American sensation

She hoped to keep her momentum on at the court so that she can claim more victories here. She said, “I think I only have one loss there so far. Hopefully, it can stay like that.”


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The player has made a name for herself in the realm of tennis. She has defeated seven-time grand slam winner Venus Williams and has also reached the finals of the French Open 2022 this year where she lost to incumbent world no. 1 Iga Swiatek.

Oct 9, 2021; Indian Wells, CA, USA; Coco Gauff hits a shot during her second round match against Caroline Garcia (FRA) during the BNP Paribas Open at the Indian Wells Tennis Garden. Mandatory Credit: Jayne Kamin-Oncea-USA TODAY Sports

The American player also did well at the Grass Court Championships in Berlin, where she was defeated by the Tunisian player Ons Jabeur in the semi-finals. Now, Cori Gauff will face Elena-Gabriela Ruse in the first round of the Wimbledon Open. 


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Shivali Sharma

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Shivali Sharma is a tennis author at EssentiallySports. She has pursued her Master's in history from Himachal University, but her love for the game has driven her to write about tennis. Shivali is a huge fan of Naomi Osaka and admires Osaka not only for her on-court performances, but also for her off-court actions.