“I do not consider myself an example to follow,” Coco Gauff makes a surprising claim about herself

The 18-year-old superstar comments on the way she perceives herself in her latest podcast interview


“I do not consider myself an example to follow,” Coco Gauff makes a surprising claim about herself

Coco Gauff at the 2023 Australian Open

World no.6 Coco Gauff achieved success and fame at a very young age. Her infamous match against Venus Williams at the 2019 Wimbledon, where she won against the seven-time Grand Slam champion, put her on a pedestal. Gauff has reached four major finals in her career and won three career WTA titles.

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In the 2023 Australian Open, Gauff failed to proceed to the finals of the championship. In the fourth round, she was defeated in straight sets by the 17th seed, Jelena Ostapenko. The 2022 French Open runner-up managed to reach the doubles semi-finals along with compatriot, Jessica Pegula but failed to lift the trophy. 

In a recent interview on the podcast, “Her Way, Her Story,” Gauff went into retrospection and commented on her views about herself. The American said that she does not consider herself an example to follow. She continued to say that she does not see herself in that way. Gauff has been seen as an inspiration for other young tennis players.

Gauff further elaborated, “I try to do my best to be a good person and a good example, I am who I am. Be authentic, with the good and the bad, with what is in between, is the most important thing.” The young player has a strong mental attitude and an intelligent form of play on the court. Her ability to recover from critical points is also remarkable.

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Coco Gauff to return to play at the WTA 500 tournament in Doha

Coco Gauff
Coco Gauff

The top WTA stars are all scheduled to return to competitive play fairly soon, so the tennis activity doesn’t end after the Australian Open. There are many significant tournaments taking place in February that might offer fans some exciting matches to watch out for. The biggest female stars, including Iga Swiatek, Coco Gauff, and Emma Raducanu, will all appear in WTA tournaments in February.

Gauff, in particular, will aim to win another title after her third win in Auckland, where she was seeded No. 1. The young sensation is aiming to come back strong at the Qatar Open in Doha, Qatar. In 2022, Gauff and Pegula clinched their maiden doubles title in Doha by defeating Veronika Kudermetova and Elise Mertens.

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