In an interview to Tennishead Serena Williams' coach Patrick Mouratoglou spoke about the 15-year-old American Cori Gauff's potential. The Frenchman said: "One of the signs of Coco’s great potential is the speed with which she learns.
With most players when you explain something to them they might learn at first but then quickly forget, meaning you have to teach it all over again. Coco doesn’t forget. Once she has learned the lesson it stays with her.
It was incredible how quickly she improved between Roland Garros and Wimbledon this summer. At Roland Garros she lost in the second round of qualifying and her level was well below what we would see at Wimbledon. We identified some tactical issues in Paris and we talked about the few things which she needed to work on.
Her subsequent improvement was amazing. What Coco achieved was crazy, but the family all kept their feet on the ground, which was important. For a while now there has been much more expectation on her shoulders than on anyone else of her age because of the records she has been breaking, yet she finds a way to deal with it and still perform.
When you see how difficult it is for the very best players to handle all the expectations of them after they have won Grand Slam titles I think it’s a great sign of her ability to deal with the situation. There are no limits to what Coco can achieve.
I believed that when I first met her when she was just 10 years old and I still believe that today. She is very special."