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‘Throwing Everything at the Kitchen Sink..’- Disappointed With Coco Gauff’s Efforts, 68 Y/O Tennis Legend Reveals What’s Missing in the Young American’s Armor

Published 06/08/2023, 3:07 AM EDT

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Coco Gauff faces yet another exit from the hands of Iga Swiatek in the Roland Garros quarter-final. Despite being only 19, the American has been a top-10-ranked player for quite some time now. However, during her time as a top 10 player, the American has failed to win big titles. She is often seen making deep runs in these big events but eventually falls to higher-ranked players in the final stages.

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Chris Evert, the American legend recently revealed what is missing in Coco Gauff’s game. She believes that there are certain holes in Gauff’s game and there is plenty of room for improvement. After the American’s exit from the Roland Garros, Chris Evert explained what went wrong for her in the quarter-final.

Chris Evert evaluates the shortcomings in Coco Gauff’s game


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The 68-year-old American tennis legend did not hold back when it came to criticizing Coco Gauff’s game. She said via EurosportAfter that first set, Coco had to change something. If you’re losing, you’ve got to change. As soon as she started coming into the net, I thought she could’ve drop-shotted more. She was throwing everything but the kitchen sink at one point, but it’s not her game. Iga beat her at her game. Iga does everything except volleying a little bit better than Coco right now. There’s no area except volleying – mentally, emotionally, physically – she moves as well as Coco

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Evert points out the differences in their forehand and how Swiatek’s groundstrokes are simply superior currently. According to her, Gauff should have maximized on her strengths and approached the net more often.


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Coco Gauff and Iga Swiatek’s lopsided rivalry.

Gauff vs Swiatek has been one of the most one-sided rivalries in recent times. The Pole leads the head-to-head 7-0 having won all 14 of the sets played between the two. They have met thrice on clay courts and four times on hard courts but the surface has had very little impact on this rivalry. On the bright side for Gauff, she is just 19 and is yet to reach her peak. However, a negative record of this magnitude could well lead to her developing scar tissue against Iga Swiatek.

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The American will have her chances against the world number 1 in the future considering how they both make deep runs in most of the big events. But, Gauff will have to make the required changes in her game before this ends up as another Serena Williams vs Maria Sharapova rivalry.

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Raghav Tikmany

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