On Eurosport the 2013 Wimbledon winner Marion Bartoli spoke about Cori Gauff's environment. The American player is achieving amazing results but the former French champion believes something should change. "She has a lot of improvements to make if she wants to get to the top of the game and that should be her main focus.
So I hope she has a team who will help her towards making a positive impact on her game. Leave the whole team at the house because there are just so many. You wonder if they want to be on TV and that's why there is so many there.
I feel it's a little bit too much." In a press conference on Thursday following her second round win over Timea Babos, Gauff was asked if 11:30 PM, which was the time she met the reporters, was the latest she did at work.
"Depends the type of work. Schoolwork, I'm normally up late doing it just because, I don't know, I feel like my brain functions better at night when I'm doing school. It's normal for me to be up this late, but not playing tennis, I guess.
I wouldn't consider tennis work because I actually had fun. I always have fun playing. I guess I would consider school work. No, not the latest for that." Gauff loves competing at the US Open: "Being American, playing in New York is amazing.
I knew obviously I was going to be the favorite, especially after Wimbledon, but also being American. I didn't think it was going to be like that. People like me, but being in New York, being an American just made it 10 times better for me. Like, I'm really proud just to be a part of this country. I hope that I inspire a lot of people."