From Grand Slams to Olympic Gold: Coco Gauff’s Ambitious Pursuit

Coco Gauff

 

Coco Gauff, the 20-year-old American tennis sensation, is setting her sights on Olympic success in Paris, viewing it as on par with winning a Grand Slam title. Gauff’s ambition was fueled by her disappointment at missing out on the Tokyo Olympics in 2021 due to testing positive for Covid-19.

 

Coco Gauff

Expressing her eagerness for the upcoming Games, Gauff emphasized its importance, stating, “For me, the Olympics is a top priority. I’d say equal to the grand slams.” Despite her lack of Olympic experience, Gauff views the event as a significant opportunity to showcase her talent on a global stage.

Acknowledging the challenge of transitioning from grass to clay courts for both the Olympics and the French Open, Gauff remains focused on the process, aiming to fully immerse herself in the experience. She expressed her desire to approach the Olympics as a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity while maintaining her competitive spirit.

Gauff’s immediate focus is on preparing for the French Open, where she aims to improve her serve to enhance her chances of claiming another Grand Slam title. Reflecting on her performance, Gauff emphasized the importance of serving better and expressed confidence in her overall game’s improvement.

Coco Gauff

 

“I think for me it’s just serving better than I did last week, honestly,” Gauff stated, highlighting her determination to refine her skills ahead of the upcoming tournament. With her sights set on success in both the Olympics and the French Open, Gauff is poised to make her mark on the tennis world once again.

Currently ranked no.3 (career-high), the American has a composed 22-7 record in 2024. Gauff is currently having a run in Rome where she managed to beat the world no.55 Magdalena Frech 6-3 6-3.

Coco Gauff will come up against the world no.68 Jaqueline Cristian in the 3rd round on Saturday at 7:00 pm on CENTER COURT. They have never competed against each other so far on the main tour.

Gauff has won 1 title in 2024 in Auckland.

The American won 7 titles in her career: 5 on hard courts, 1 on clay courts and 1 on indoor courts.
Cori Gauff is about to play against Jaqueline Cristian on Saturday the 11th of May in Rome. Here is an update about her live rankings.

Cori Gauff is at the moment ranked no.3 occupying the position of American no.1 with 7313 points preceding Jessica Pegula who has 4655 points and is ranked no.5.

On the other side, Jaqueline Cristian is at present ranked no.68 with 983 points placed as the Romanian no.3 behind Ana Bogdan (world no.63) and Sorana Cirstea who is world no.32.
Gauff will have no points to defend in the next 4 weeks.

In her live rankings, out of 7313 points, Coco has gained 6340 points (87%) on Hard Court, 723 points (10%) on Clay and 250 points (3%) on Grass.