In an interview to Vogue Magazine, Cori Gauff spoke about the differences between women's and men's tennis. The 15-year-old American, who stunned everyone by reaching the Wimbledon fourth round, believes authorities should be more fair in scheduling.
“During prime time, they always put the men’s matches on. I remember when I was younger and I would be confused as to why I would always see Roger [Federer] play? They put Serena and Venus on the show courts sometimes, but not another [woman] who’s won a Grand Slam", said Gauff.
“Everyone has a big dream as a kid. But there are a lot of people out there who are too scared to follow theirs. I am just an example to get out there and go for it, because—with tennis—the worst thing that can happen is that you lose”.
“The worst is when the press asks you what you could have done better and you have to answer. When I lose, I just want to stay quiet and be alone for 20 minutes. After that, it’s over and I talk to my dad. As long as he’s happy and proud of me then I’m fine”.
“I am feeling a little bit better. I’m not disappointed anymore. Right after the match it’s freshly new, but when you look at the bigger picture and see how great this tournament was for me, I’m excited for Wimbledon next year”.