“That’s why I put a time limit on my cell phone”
The rise in Cori Gauff, born in 2004, who a few years ago went to Wimbledon in qualifying, beating Venus Williams, Magdalena Rybarikova and Polona Hercog in the main draw before losing to Simona Halep in the round of 16 is truly impressive.
final. This season, the very young Delray Beach reached for the first time the quarter-finals in a Grand Slam event: she did so at Roland Garros, where she was then beaten by Barbora Krejcikova in straight sets. Holder of two Grand WTA Tour titles, in Linz and Parma, Coco now occupies 19th position in the world rankings.
At the last US Open in New York, the American tennis player, the twenty-first seed of the tournament, passed Poland’s Magda Linette before being stopped by her compatriot Sloane Stephens on the score of 6-4 6-2 .
Cori Gauff: “That’s why I put a time limit on my cell phone”
In a recent interview also posted by We Love Tennis, Cori said, “I put a time limit on my cell phone because I thought I was using it too much.
From 8:30 am to 9:30 pm I have limited access to applications. I really enjoy interacting with the fans, but you have to limit your time because otherwise you can lose your concentration. “Gauff is proving to be an excellent player also in doubles, a discipline in which she reached the final of the last US Open with Caty McNally ) and won three Tour trophies: Washington, Luxembourg and the Parma Open.
Also present at Wimbledon, the 17-year-old got the better of Francesca Jones, Elena Vesnina and Kaja Juvan before being stopped by the much more experienced Angelique Kerber in the fourth game. Gauff is currently the second American player in the world rankings: the only one ahead of her is Sofia Kenin, 22, surprise champion of the 2020 Australian Open.
The women’s circuit will now continue with the Indian Wells tournament, canceled last year due to the global coronavirus pandemic.