The young American star Cori Gauff, who reached the semifinal at the Internazionali BNL d'Italia, where she was beaten by Iga Swiatek, won the women's singles and women's doubles at the WTA in Parma, and she finally played the quarter-finals at Roland Garros 2021, stopped by the eventual champion of the Parisian Slam Barbora Krejcikova.
Born in 2004, Cori only reached her best ranking last week: today she is number 23 in the WTA world rankings. American Tracy Austin, two-time US Open champion and former world number one, talked about her young countrywoman on the Tennis Channel.
Tracy's words were also reported by the EssentiallySports site. She said: "She will go all the way in Wimbledon, she will make a sensation again this time. Of course we all remember her a couple of years ago when she came from the qualifiers, going to defeat Venus Williams in the first round, it was an incredible match.
But she didn't just do this, she went up to the fourth match."
Tracy Austin sees Cori Gauff the real star of Wimbledon 2021
Austin also recalled the media phenomenon that saw Gauff as the protagonist in the summer of 2019: "That summer a Cocomania was born!
She was on the cover of all the tabloids, she has a great personality and British fans have fallen in love with her." In conclusion, the former US Open winner highlighted her countrywoman's improvements in the game: "Two years later her forehand has improved, her second ball has improved, she is much stronger.
She is now full of experience, she has won titles and will return to London as seeded. She will go all the way." In the 2019 season, Coco was defeated at Wimbledon by Romanian Simona Halep with a score of 6-3 6-3. The Delray Beach tennis player won her first two WTA titles in Linz in 2019 and, a few weeks ago, as already mentioned, at the Emilia Romagna Open in Parma. The American also boasts three WTA Tour doubles trophies.