Cori Gauff reveals deciding factor in her Wimbledon mixed doubles partner selection



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Cori Gauff reveals deciding factor in her Wimbledon mixed doubles partner selection

American tennis star Cori Gauff has revealed she has received some offers for mixed doubles at Wimbledon but she hasn't yet decided who will be her partner at The Championships. This week, Gauff took to Twitter to see if anyone was interested in teaming up with her for the Wimbledon mixed doubles event.

Fellow Americans Jack Sock and Chris Eubanks replied to Gauff's tweet, showing interest in pairing up with the 18-year-old. Gauff wants to have fun as she has revealed she will likely pick her partner based off who she thinks she will have the most fun.

"I have some options," Gauff said. "I'm going to pick based off who I think I'll have a lot of fun with. Obviously, you want to win and everything, but I just want to have fun on the court, because you only get the opportunity to play mixed doubles at the Grand Slam."

Gauff: I didn't want to get rejected

Instead of asking someone to be her partner, Gauff figured out to sent out a tweet and see who would be interested in playing doubles with her. "The reason why I put it on Twitter was, honestly, I didn’t know who to ask, and I’m honestly scared of rejection.

I didn’t want to ask somebody and get rejected, so I was just seeing who responded. It’s been a success; I haven’t found a partner yet, but I have some options and now I’m just trying to decide who,” Gauff said.

Gauff is coming off a strong French Open campaign as she reached the finals in the women's singles and women's doubles events. In her first Grand Slam singles final, Gauff suffered a straight-set defeat to first-seeded Iga Swiatek.

In the French Open doubles final, Gauff and Jessica Pegula lost in three sets to France's Caroline Garcia and Kristina Mladenovic. Gauff will now be hoping to make strong run at Wimbledon and potentially clinch her first Grand Slam title.