'It's Not Fun'- 18-Year-Old Coco Gauff's Father Discloses Her Big Regret as He Justifies Her Diverse Approach to Tennis

‘It’s Not Fun’- 18-Year-Old Coco Gauff’s Father Discloses Her Big Regret as He Justifies Her Diverse Approach to Tennis

American tennis prodigy, Coco Gauff, is making rapid strides in her career. The 18-year-old reached the height of world number 4 in the rankings this year. However, a slurry of poor performances has seen her slip down to number seven. Overall, the American star had a great year. Apart from singles, she has done well in doubles too.

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Partnering with her compatriot Jessica Pegula, Gauff had done well. The duo reached the finals of the French Open this year and also featured in the WTA Finals. While Singles games draw more attention, Gauff loves playing doubles. Here’s what she said about it.

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Coco Gauff enjoys playing doubles

In an interview in 2022, Coco Gauff revealed that she enjoys playing doubles more. The 18-year-old has done well in both formats. However, according to her, playing alongside a partner is more fun.

“Doubles is fun. Singles is never presented as fun. It’s not fun. It’s intense. Nobody is there to say, ‘Attaboy’ or ‘Attagirl.’ You do all the lifting on your own,” Gauff said.

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Gauff has had a great year in doubles as well. However, in their most recent appearance at the WTA Finals, the duo of Gauff and Pegula failed badly. The Americans lost all three of their league-stag matches and crashed out of the tournament.

The reason why Gauff is vocal about social issues

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It’s not very often that we see an 18-year-old tennis player discussing the issues of her country. Coco Gauff broke the stereotype of a typical tennis player when she started talking. Tennis is a game where players mostly stick to the game and do not comment on any hot topic or political issue. However, the 18-year-old believes that tennis has provided her with a platform that she can use for the betterment of others.

SANTA MONICA, CALIFORNIA – NOVEMBER 10: Coco Gauff attends the 2019 E! People’s Choice Awards at Barker Hangar on November 10, 2019 in Santa Monica, California. (Photo by Rodin Eckenroth/WireImage)

World number seven further added that her aim in life is that people to remember her as a good advocate and not merely a tennis player. Further, the American remembered the words of wisdom from his father. He believes that Gauff has the power to change the world with her racket.

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Gauff has shown a great deal of maturity at a very young age. In the formative years of her career, it will be interesting to see how she develops as a player in the coming days.

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