US ATP star tells how Coco Gauff has been treating others since US Open win

Gauff, 19, won her first Grand Slam at this year's US Open.

by Dzevad Mesic
US ATP star tells how Coco Gauff has been treating others since US Open win
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Christopher Eubanks says Coco Gauff's US Open win hasn't changed anything in the way the 19-year-old treats others as she "remains a great person to be around." Eubanks, who made the Wimbledon quarterfinal this year, is good friends with Gauff and they sometimes practice together.

Gauff, who will be turning 20 in March, made her big Grand Slam breakthrough in front of her home fans in September after lifting her first Major at Flushing Meadows. Following her US Open win, Gauff also reached a career-high ranking of No 3 in the world and replaced Jessica Pegula as the top-ranked American female tennis player.

Also, Gauff's popularity and fame have increased in the United States since her US Open win and there are more people now following and talking about the 19-year-old.

Eubanks on Gauff: Remains such a great person to be around

"Going and supporting her younger brothers at their sporting events, still trying to understand this new-found fame that’s magnified times ten since the US Open, Gauff still remains such a great person to be around, she has never lost herself.

To me, that is the thing I’m most proud of. All the haters who began to doubt her and say that she would never do great things, saying that her forehand wasn’t good enough to win a Grand Slam, she heard it, she used it as motivation, and despite winning a 500, a 1000, and a Grand Slam, she’s still the same person," Eubanks said on Tennis Channel.

Also, Eubanks admitted he was thrilled to see Gauff proving her doubters wrong. "She has finally proved the naysayers wrong, some said that she would never win a Grand Slam. She's been able to do that, now it's about how many she will get.

So there's still going to be outside expectations, there's still going to be people saying that she can never get more than one or the people doubting the validity of the US Open run," Eubanks said.

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