Coco Gauff became the youngest winner of the US Open since Serena Williams, making all the thousands of fans on the Arthur Ash Stadium dream and go crazy, but also attracting some criticism from fans for what she said in the press conference.
At the press conference, the young American tennis star revealed that she reads online comments criticizing her performance, revealing that she knows the usernames of those who leave negative comments, especially on X. She told: "I don't know I just felt like you know people are like oh she's hit her peak and she's done and that it was all hype.
I see the comments. People think I don't see. I see them. I am very aware of tennis Twitter. I know y'alls usernames. So, I know who's talking trash and I can't wait to look on Twitter right now." After these words, the young American received criticism from some users on social media, especially on X.
Here are some of the comments:
She's not the first to feel this way, but to have 23,000 people in person, multiple Presidents, various sports icons, Tier A celebrities, all going nuts for you on the day you basically became a Hall of Famer and still be focused on a few scattered Twitter accounts...whew https://t.co/mYV6BenP3G — Trenton Jocz (@TrentonJocz) September 10, 2023
Coco Gauff has a message to Tennis Twitter:
“I felt like people were like ‘it was all hype.’ I see the comments.
People think I don’t see, but I’m very aware of Tennis Twitter. I know y’all’s usernames. I know who’s talking trash. I can’t wait to look on Twitter right now”. 😂 pic.twitter.com/RH6SR05PQv — The Tennis Letter (@TheTennisLetter) September 10, 2023
How are you at the top and haters are still part of your conversation? Jesus take the wheel.
Celebrate and live in that reality.
I hope Coco understands the difference between how people feel about hype coming from US media and how people feel about her as a person and her tennis potential.
Ik she’s got Terry, Vic, Slayla and Iga Army’s @ in her notes!
Not she’s keeping score!
The other words shared by Coco Gauff
At the press conference, Coco also said: "When I lost the first set I just told myself to continue playing as I knew how, then it's crazy because until match point I didn't have any real thoughts but I just worked on playing.
The first time I imagined winning a Slam I was 8 years old, it was when I came here to watch matches and I saw all the best competing on this very court. At 13-14 years old I was already playing juniors and I had real visions of my victory.
I don't know if there are videos, but if you see at Roland Garros I was watching Iga Swiatek lift the trophy the whole time, I couldn't take my eyes off her and I wanted to feel like her. Right now I feel happy and relieved, but happier because honestly I was achieving this for myself and not for others." She then added: "I'm a stubborn person and when my parents tell me something I do something else!
So before the match I turned on my phone and read all the comments from people who didn't believe in my victory, this got me excited for the match. I thank Obama and former First Lady Michelle who stood by me at the beginning, it's incredible, so many stars came to see me."