Cori Gauff has indicated that there is a good possibility she and Brad Gilbert will continue working beyond Washington. After Gauff was spotted with Gilbert on the practice court in Washington - a former coach of Andre Agassi and Andy Roddick - she was asked if it was her latest coaching addition.
Early last week, Gauff said Gilbert wasn't officially her coach but rather a consultant. In their first week together, Gauff won the Washington title after beating Maria Sakkari in the final 6-2 6-3. Gauff looked great throughout the entire week as there is no doubt that Gilbert had a very positive impact on the 19-year-old.
Gauff hints she is open to continuing work with Gilbert
"I mean, we were just trying it this week, but obviously, I think, with the way it's been going, we are going to continue. You know, with anyone, you don't want to say, Let's plan for a long time.
I really only had one conversation with him in person, and that was at Wimbledon. Originally we just, you know, said, Let's see how this week goes, you know, how everything goes. I'm thinking that it's pretty obvious the differences that he and Pere have made in the short amount of time, and I like the way the team dynamic, everyone is getting along, so that's the most important part," Gauff said after her Washington semifinal win.
En route to winning Washington, Gauff defeated Hailey Baptiste, Belinda Bencic, Liudmila Samsonova and Sakkari. "The biggest takeaway, I think that it's pretty clear what everybody's going to play, how everybody's going to play me on the scouting report.
I think that consistently this week I have beaten that scouting report, and I think that's why the players tend to get a little more frustrated," Gauff said. This week, Gauff will be hoping to make a deep Montreal run.