Coco Gauff is going through a bad time. The US tennis player was able to qualify for both the WTA finals in singles and doubles, paired with another player who achieved this milestone, the countrywoman Jessica Pegula. The presence of the young US tennis player in Fort North was the culmination of a great season, with the quarter-finals at the US Open and, above all, the final at the Roland Garros, lost to world number one Iga Swiatek.
In the final part of the season, however, Coco Gauff has got the longest losing streak since she has been on the WTA Tour, hitting a five-match losing streak. She started it all with the loss to Victoria Azarenka in the quarter-finals of Guadalajara 2, Mexico.
Then, the bad experience at the WTA Finals: in the three matches played in the group, three defeats came. First with tournament champion Caroline Garcia, then with Daria Kasatkina and finally, against world number one Iga Swiatek, where she only managed to win three games in two sets.
The fifth of her came in the Billie Jean King Cup. In the match against the Czech Republic, came the defeat against Katerina Siniakova.
Steve Flink's words on Gauff
Steve Flink also talked about Coco Gauff's negative moment, focusing on the many doubles matches that players like her or Jessica Pegula play during the year.
"If you play so much singles and doubles, can you really keep that pace? Won't you make yourself vulnerable to injury for years to come? It's something that players who are so good at singles and doubles, like Jessica Pegula and Coco Gauff is, she has to think and the priority has to be singles."
The American, in fact, has played a total of 104 matches this season: a heavy load even for a young player like her. Despite the last month Coco played a very great season, and in 2023 she will be among the biggest stars of the WTA Tour.