Cori Gauff says the first impressions of working with Brad Gilbert have been "great." This week, Gauff kicked off her summer on hard courts at the Citi Open in Washington. Before the start of the tournament, Gauff was spotted on the practice court with Gilbert - who famously worked with the great Andre Agassi and Andy Roddick.
"Working with him has been great. I really didn't know him that well other than the commentating, just a little bit seeing his past coaching performances, but those were before I was born," Gauff said of working with Gilbert, via Tennis Now.
Coco Gauff on working with Brad Gilbert: "Working with him has been great. I really didn't know him that well other than the commentating, just a little bit seeing his past coaching performances, but those were before I was born." — TennisNow (@Tennis_Now) August 3, 2023
Gilbert gave his verdict on Gauff's talent earlier this year
In March, Gilbert said Gauff has the potential to do really big things for American tennis.
But also, Gilbert warned that Gauff must work hard to ensure she unlocks her potential to the fullest. "She (Coco Gauff) has a world of talent and a great opportunity in the next 2-3 years to become the next great American player.
But there's no given that it's just going to happen," Gilbert said earlier this year on The Craig Shapiro Tennis Podcast. Last year, Gauff reached her first Grand Slam final at the French Open and also broke into the top-10 for the first time in her career.
Since then, Gauff has been doing pretty well in her results but she hasn't been able to elevate her game to a new level and start winning Grand Slam and WTA 1000 titles. At just 19, Gauff has a pretty notable resume but the American wants to be winning Grand Slams.
After losing to Aryna Sabalenka in the quarterfinal of a WTA 1000 event in Indian Wells this year, Gauff opened up in her press conference. At the time, Gauff admitted to reporters that just being a top-10 player and making deep runs that don't result in titles isn't something that will make her happy and satisfied in the long run.