US Open champion Coco Gauff is one of the favorites to win the 2023 edition of the WTA Finals, which are taking place in Mexico, in the city of Cancun. The young American had an exceptional second half of the season, winning the WTA 500 in Washington, the WTA Masters 1000 in Cincinnati and the New York Slam, climbing up to 3rd position in the WTA rankings.
Coco will also be involved in the doubles tournament with her friend and singles opponent Jessica Pegula. On the eve of her appearance on the court, the very young American said: "Jessica and I did it last year. We both had great seasons in singles and doubles this year.
For us to qualify for the second year in a row it's pretty good in both events. I don't know if there are that many pairs of players who have done it. So I'm really happy just to be here and also to play with Jess, who I consider a friend on and off the court."
Coco Gauff reveals her honest thoughts on current American tennis
Gauff expressed her thoughts on the entire US tennis and the new captain of Team USA at the Billie Jean King Cup Lindsay Davenport.
"The state of American tennis is great. Not to overshadow the men, but it's actually even on both ends. I'm really, really happy with what the men and women players are doing. Having a lot of players in the top 30 on both sides.
It's just super exciting. With Lindsay as captain, I think she's a really great new addition to the Billie Jean King Cup team. I've met her a couple of times. I haven't talked about tennis with her yet, but I'm really excited to see what I can learn from her.
I hope I can be a good player under her guidance," she explained. Finally she expressed her point of view on the season and she revealed: "I feel like sometimes I tend to look towards the next thing. During the season, it is difficult to reflect all the time.
After this last tournament, I think we will have enough time to reflect and be proud of all the things I have done, but I also look for improvements on how I can do even better. I think the most important thing is just how you respond mentally, accepting it for what it is."