Rising American star Caty McNally insists she has a "special relationship" with Cori Gauff and adds that "It is pretty cool" to see how far they have cone. McNally and Gauff fell just short of winning the US Open women's doubles title as they lost to Sam Stosur and Shuai Zhang in three sets in the US Open final.
McNally and Gauff won the US Open girls' doubles title in 2018. "Yeah, I mean, it's been a great journey so far. Winning the juniors, now we're playing on Arthur Ashe Stadium, it's pretty cool to see how far we've come," McNally said.
"I think it just shows how much better we've gotten as a team. We want to do better. We can't wait to be back out on that court again. "But I think from day one when we played, we just had a special relationship, a special partnership.
I think we knew this was coming. I think we knew finals were coming down the road. I still think we'll be back out on that court again with a different result sooner than later."
McNally confident she and Gauff could do major things
The US Open women's doubles final featured 18-year-old Emma Raducanu and 19-year-old Leylah Fernandez.
McNally shared an inspirational message to young players on the Tour. "Yeah, I don't know if there's like a line. I don't know. I just think we all believe in ourselves, believe in our games. We've all played at really high levels, especially in juniors.
We've all played in Grand Slams, all of us. I think that's given us a lot of exposure to what we're getting ourselves into," McNally said. "I think we're just taking on these big moments head first. We're not really afraid to play our games and get the crowd involved, to win these big matches.
"I think it's just awesome and inspiring to me, I know myself, I know to Coco, other young players, that anyone can do it."