15 year old American tennis sensation Coco Gauff has become the talk of the tennis world over the past eight months but at least one tennis legend says the expectations from the teenager should be toned down and that she has to be given time to develop and mature.
According to The Telegraph, Becker says, “I think it’s very remarkable how mature she is but tennis doesn’t sleep. Naomi Osaka is great. [Bianca] Andreescu is great. I think Coco, tennis-wise, isn’t as good as these players yet.
We should be careful of over-talking and over-hyping a 15-year-old American who has won a few matches. I think she is an exceptional talent. She will be there in the future. But we have got to give her the time to mature and develop in a natural way, otherwise by 22 she is burned out.
There are many examples of young, successful female players that have pushed themselves too hard at an early age and then fizzled out at the end”.