Cori Gauff shares update to fans after sustaining unfortunate injury in Cincinnati



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Cori Gauff shares update to fans after sustaining unfortunate injury in Cincinnati

French Open finalist Cori Gauff has shared a positive update to her fans, revealing that she likely only sustained a minor ankle sprain. On Tuesday, Gauff kicked off her campaign in Cincinnati. While 5-3 up against Marie Bouzkova during her first round match, Gauff rolled her ankle.

Gauff then lost the next five games before ultimately retiring the match. With the US Open starting in 10 days, her fans expressed concern. "Hi everyone! I just wanted to give an update since I have gotten tons of really nice messages of concern.

I promise I'm ok! The world is not ending lol! I have been told it is most likely a really minor sprain so everything should be healed very soon. Thank you everyone for reaching out and I'll see you soon," Gauff wrote in a message posted on her Twitter.

Gauff sustains an injury after a career milestone

This past Sunday, Gauff became the top-ranked doubles player for the first time in her career.

In the Toronto doubles final, Gauff and Jessica Pegula defeated Nicole Melichar-Martinez and Ellez Perez. Gauff entered the final knowing that the top ranking was on the line for her. After reaching the notable milestone at the age of 18, Gauff simply said it's "pretty cool" to be at the top spot.

"Being No. 1 is pretty cool. I have no words," Gauff said. "Honestly, as a kid, I didn't even know there were separate rankings for singles and doubles. Being No. 1 is pretty cool. I have no words. Honestly, as a kid, I didn't even know there were separate rankings for singles and doubles." Gauff sustained an injury at an unfortunate time but the good news is that she should be ready for the US Open.

Gauff ended runner-up at this year's French Open and she is certainly hoping to lift her maiden Grand Slam title in front of her home fans in New York.